(PASADENA, Calif.) — Dancing with the Stars has no more room in its ballroom for all-stars.
At a Television Critics Association panel on Thursday in Pasadena, Calif., ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee said the dancing series will cast fresh faces for its upcoming spring season after several alumni competed for the Mirror Ball trophy last fall.
Lee explained, “I do think that the all-stars made [the audience] a little older. I think we have the ability for casting fresh, to bring in younger audiences again.”
Lee also denied a report that ABC will cut back on the number of Dancing with the Stars seasons it airs per year, from two to one.
On another note, Lee said he was disappointed that the network’s freshmen shows haven’t become big hits. ABC has already cancelled Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue, while Nashville earns unspectacular ratings.
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