DWTS Season 12 – Will Maksim Chmerkovskiy Return To Dancing With The Stars Next Season?

I hate even thinking about Maks not returning next Season. :( But, according to TV Squad via AOL, it’s a big possibility. Right now, Maks is drained which is understandable. He’s been working non-stop this past year. It sounds like he may want to try some more acting too which Kirstie is encouraging. More below and at the link.

“I don’t know,” he shared. “It takes a lot out of you. When you invest that much of you into something that’s supposed to be just work you [can] get misinterpreted. I don’t know [if I’m coming back]. We’ll see. Right now, I’m drained.”

Chmerkovskiy, who joined the show in Season 2, has taken a break from ‘DWTS’ before, sitting out Season 6 back in 2008.

His current partner Kirstie Alley thinks Chmerkovskiy could have a bright future ahead of him as an actor.

“He’s got good qualities,” she said. “He’s handsome, he’s got a good voice and he’s funny. He’s got other qualities … he’s broody, he’s deep. All the bad boy actors are like that. He could be a really great actor if he wanted to act.”

Chmerkovskiy is mulling over his options for professional opportunities. “I have a great team of people behind me,” he said. “They know how to make me do the right thing. It’s going to be up to them.”

Chmerkovskiy plans to open a Los Angeles area dance studio soon. He’s one of the co-founders of the Dance With Me Studios, which has locations in Ridgefield, NJ, Manhattan, NY and Long Island, NY. “We’re finalizing the deal [for the Los Angeles location] and it’s going to be an amazing gorgeous place.”

The Ukrainian-born Chmerkovskiy would also love to take some time off to visit his family. “I haven’t seen my home since August,” he said. “I want to make sure I do stuff for me because it seems to me that I do a lot of things for others.”

Although Chmerkovskiy said plans to listen to his career advisers, he added that, in the end, “I’ll do what’s right for me.”

So, what do you think? Will Maks be back? The show won’t be the same without him in my opinion….just like with Derek this Season. :( What’s more, I remember a lot of Maks fans saying they were glad Derek didn’t return for Season 12 and saying the most rude things all in order for a win for Maks. Well, now, I have to wonder how that karma is going to feel when the shoe is on the other foot?

Heidi’s Note: Karma…she is a beyotch. ;-) I’ve really been enjoying Maks this season, but if he needs a season off to recharge, then he should do that rather than going back to being…well, old Maks. I like current Maks. Thanks Kirstie. :-)