ABC's Dancing with the Stars sets its sights on the sports world
when it returns with a special all-athletes edition in the spring of
2018. Ten athletes from all corners of the sports world will be teamed
up with the show's professional dancers and compete on the ballroom
floor for a chance to win the coveted Mirrorball trophy. Hosted by
two-time Emmy(R)-winning host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, the special
all-athletes edition of Dancing with the Stars will air live.
The athletes will perform choreographed dance routines that are judged
by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, as well as viewer votes. This
special edition will premiere in late April 2018 and last for a month, according to Tom Bergeron. American Idol will likely be airing Sunday and Monday nights this Spring, so Dancing
will only air four weeks in Spring. A "regular sized" 10 week season
will return in Fall 2018. More info to come when ABC announces its 2018
mid-season schedule and plans.