For a cool new Dancing With The Stars interview with Tom Bergeron, see the Hollywood Reporter. He discusses working with new co-host Erin Andrews, season 18′s Partner Switch Up, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, the future of the show, and more. Below is a take…. and now it’s show time! More later!
With show runner Conrad Green leaving after this season, it’ll be the end of a DWTS era. I need to make sure: Will you still be around as long as the show’s still around?
I’m under contract for two more seasons, so I’m here at least through the spring of next year.
How do you see the show changing, if at all?
It’s hard to know. I’m sure we’re on in the fall — they’ll announce that formally very soon, I would imagine. We’re up year to year, which is unusual for a show that’s so long-term. So I would think we’ve at least got those two seasons, and we’ll see what happens after that. I still have fun. I love working on the show and I love the people. But I’m also a realist about television shows and typical life spans. I’ve been fortunate both with this and America’s Funniest Videos, which I’ve decided to wrap up after next season. By that point I will have done this for 15 years. That’s crazy! If you didn’t have these shows working simultaneously, that’s like a quarter century of network television.