Dancing with the Stars: JuniorsLatest News and Opinion
Posted Wednesday 12/12/18 at 4:39PM EST
ABC won't air a spring Dancing with the Stars following Season 27 controversy
Since its second season in 2006, Dancing with the Stars has aired two seasons every calendar year. But there won't be two in 2019. Following a 2018 that saw an abbreviated four-week spring all-athletes edition and the controversial fall Season 27 winner Bobby Bones, ABC has decided to skip a spring 2019 edition. "Though it’s not yet clear what prompted the competition series to sit out a midseason run, Dancing is coming off a controversial 27th season," reports TVLine's Rebecca Iannucci . "After multiple well-scored frontrunners were eliminated prematurely (including R&B singer Tinashe and Fuller House actor Juan Pablo Di Pace), the Mirrorball was ultimately awarded to country radio DJ — and very dark horse — Bobby Bones, who had scored much lower than his three fellow finalists." She adds there's no word on the future of Dancing with the Stars: Juniors, which aired simultaneously with Season 27.
Posted Tuesday 10/16/18 at 9:10PM EDT
Falling ratings, baffling ejections: What is wrong with Dancing with the Stars?
Source: Orlando Sentinel
Monday episode drew 7.1 million, down from 10.2 million at this point last year. The ratings fall comes amid the dilution of the Dancing brand with Dancing with the Stars: Juniors airing Sunday nights. Also of concern is Dancing ejecting standouts like Tinashe while terrible dancers like Grocer Store Joe from The Bachelorette are still on the show.
Posted Monday 10/08/18 at 12:57PM EDT
God Friended Me has the second-steepest Week 2 decline for a freshman drama
The CBS drama fell 17% among total viewers, attracting 8.4 million last night. Magnum P.I. has had the steepest drop from Week 1 to Week 2, falling 23%.
Posted Wednesday 9/26/18 at 3:43AM EDT
Dancing with the Stars: Juniors cast to feature Honey Boo Boo, Black-ish's Miles Brown and Bristol Pain's son
Joining Brown, Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson and Tripp Palin Johnson are Stevie Wonder's son, Mandla Morris, and Maddie Ziegler's younger sister, Mackenzie Ziegler.
Posted Wednesday 8/01/18 at 1:35PM EDT
Cheryl Burke joins Dancing with the Stars: Juniors
The Dancing with the Stars pro will serve as a mentor on the spinoff. “Working with young dancers is a passion of mine and I can’t wait for you all to see what these kids can do," she wrote on Instagram.
Posted Wednesday 8/01/18 at 12:04AM EDT
Frankie Muniz and and Jordan Fisher will co-host Dancing with the Stars: Juniors
The Season 25 Dancing with the Stars alums will co-host the all-kids spinoff of the dance competition show. "When they finally called that it was happening, I was so excited because I had such an amazing time on Dancing With the Stars," says Muniz, who competed against Fisher on Dancing last fall.
Posted Monday 7/30/18 at 1:49PM EDT
Dancing with the Stars: Juniors names Adam Rippon and Val Chmerkovskiy as judges
La La Land choreographer Mandy Moore will serve as the third judge on the Dancing with the Stars spinoff.
Posted Friday 7/20/18 at 5:44AM EDT
Dancing with the Stars: Junior adds Honey Boo Boo and Black-ish's Miles Brown
Source: Us Weekly
The child stars are the first two competitors on the second spinoff of ABC's Dancing.
Posted Monday 6/25/18 at 9:28PM EDT
Witney Carson joins Dancing with the Stars Junior
The Dancing with the Stars pro will serve as a mentor to the young contestants.
Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 10:53PM EDT
Tom Bergeron explains the logistics of Dancing with the Stars airing the day after Dancing with the Stars Junior
"Junior will be pre-taped, not live," he says of the spinoff that will air on Sunday nights.
Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 1:10PM EDT
Two editions of Dancing with the Stars will air simultaneously this fall
Source: TV Guide
Dancing with the Stars will air as it normally does on Mondays, while children's spinoff Dancing with the Stars: Juniors will be shown on Sundays.
Posted Tuesday 1/16/18 at 6:10PM EST
ABC is still planning for a Dancing with the Stars Junior
Source: TV Guide
The spinoff was originally supposed to air this spring but was changed to a four-week all-athletes addition. "We were in the early stages of talent search for Dancing Junior and it wasn't going to come together as quickly as we would have liked,” says ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey.