Fan-Favorite Disney Night will Expand to Disney+ Night,
Featuring Content from the Streaming Service’s Marquee Brands
‘Dancing with the Stars’ Premieres Live,
Monday, Sept. 19 on Disney+
BURBANK, Calif. (Sept. 11, 2022) – Today, Disney+ released new photos of season 31 “Dancing with the Stars” celebrity cast and their professional dancing partners. The series, hosted by supermodel and businesswoman Tyra Banks and new co-host, actor and television personality Alfonso Ribeiro, returns to the ballroom Monday, Sept. 19, at 8 p.m. EDT / 5 p.m. PDT, only on Disney+.
Judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough were joined by executive producer Conrad Green and co-executive producer Deena Katz for the “Dancing with the Stars” 31st Season Celebration at D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event. During the panel, they shared that the fan-favorite Disney Night will expand this season to Disney+ Night and feature content from the streaming service’s marquee brands.
Celebrities and Professional Dancers:
· Fitness model and actor Joseph Baena with partner Daniella Karagach
· Movie star Selma Blair with partner Sasha Farber
· Comedian, actor and singer Wayne Brady with partner Witney Carson
· Good Morning America contributor and WABC-TV New York’s weather
anchor Sam Champion, with partner Cheryl Burke
· TikTok star Charli D’Amelio with partner Mark Ballas
· Heidi D’Amelio (“The D’Amelio Show”) with partner Artem Chigvintsev
· Country star Jessie James Decker with partner Alan Bersten
· TV star Trevor Donovan with partner Emma Slater
· Daniel Durant (Oscar®-winning “CODA”) with partner Britt Stewart
· Teresa Giudice (“The Real Housewives of New Jersey”) with partner
· Vinny Guadagnino (“Jersey Shore”) with partner Koko Iwasaki
· “Charlie’s Angels” star Cheryl Ladd with partner Louis van Amstel
· Jason Lewis (“Sex and the City”) with partner Peta Murgatroyd
· Drag queen superstar Shangela with partner Gleb Savchenko
· Platinum recording artist Jordin Sparks with partner Brandon
· Gabby Windey (“The Bachelorette”) with partner Val Chmerkovskiy
After an impressive 30 seasons on ABC, “Dancing with the Stars” moves to its new home on Disney+, premiering exclusively in the U.S. and Canada this fall, and making “Dancing with the Stars” the first live series to debut on the streaming service.
“Dancing with the Stars” is produced by BBC Studios Los Angeles Productions.
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About BBC Studios
BBC Studios, a global content company with bold British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC. Able to take an idea seamlessly from thought to screen and beyond, its activities span content financing, development, production, sales, branded services, and ancillaries across both its own productions and programs and formats made by high-quality UK independents. Award-winning British programs made by the business are internationally recognized across a broad range of genres and specializations, with brands like Dancing with the Stars/Strictly Come Dancing, Top Gear, and Doctor Who. BBC.com, BBC Studios’ global digital news platform, provides up-to-the-minute international news, in-depth analysis and features to more than 139 million unique browsers each month. BBC Studios has offices in 20 markets globally, including ten production bases in the UK and production bases or partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The company, which ordinarily makes around 2,000 hours of content a year for both the BBC and third parties including Apple, Netflix, and Migu, is a champion for British creativity around the world. It is also a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector through a mix of equity partnerships, content investment, and international distribution for program titles.
In the U.S, BBC Studios operates both a distribution business and one of its major production units. The production unit, based in Los Angeles, creates and produces adaptations of UK programs, as well as all new original programs, for linear and digital platforms in the U.S. This production unit is responsible for the phenomenally successful, Emmy®-winning Dancing with the Stars, the multi-award-winning Life Below Zero franchise, the revved up Top Gear America, and the popular reboot of the classic quiz show Weakest Link, among others. In scripted, the team has achieved success adapting British hits, including Call Me Kat (based on the UK format Miranda), Welcome to Flatch (This Country in the UK), and Ghosts for top U.S. broadcast networks