(NEW YORK) — Will Dancing with the Stars close its ballroom doors during the fall TV season going forward?
The New York Post reports that ABC is considering scaling back the number of Dancing with the Stars seasons it airs per year. Currently, the show airs in the spring and fall; the Post says ABC may remove the fall edition from its schedule.
A production source tells the newspaper, “They have to figure something out,” adding, “Maybe change the judges. The show needs a total makeover.”
An ABC spokesperson comments to the Post, “We haven’t made a decision about fall yet, but we have no indication that it won’t be on the schedule.”
Apparently, the rumored change has something to do with the decline in ratings that Dancing with the Stars experienced during its all-star season this fall. Last month’s finale was seen by 16.7 million viewers. By comparison, the 2011 fall finale drew 19.5 million.
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Jim Bennett, Deseret News