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More Changes Coming For Dancing With The Stars Season 17??

As previously reported, Dancing With The Stars is trimming back to one show a week next season. Get ready as there may be even more changes coming. According to the NY Post, there is going to be a shake up at the judges table. Also, Derek Hough, Mark Ballas, and Cheryl Burke may not be returning. Also, eliminations are expected to happen at the beginning of each show. Interesting. Here is more….

After 16 seasons, TV’s top-rated competition show is being cut to one night a week and given a radical makeover— which will likely include a shakeup at the judge’s table.

“No one has a confirmed contract yet,” a show source tells The Post. “I think Bruno [Tonioli] will be back, but Carrie Ann [Inaba] and Len [Goodman] are probably gone.

“The network has been very evasive about it.”

“Dancing” will also be losing several of its most popular professionals.

Four-time champ Derek Hough will sit out next season to work on a new scripted show about the world of dance for the Starz cable network. Fellow pro Mark Ballas is also reportedly in talks to appear in his own reality show.

Fan favorite Cheryl Burke is also unlikely to return, the sources say.

“[The producers] will use this time to figure out how to restructure the show and trim fat off the budget,” the insider says. “The show has become too expensive.”

ABC has declined to confirm whether the dancers or contestants will be asked to accept pay cuts now that the Tuesday night results shows have been scrapped.

Eliminations are now expected to be announced at the beginning of each new episode.

More at the NY Post.

I hope it’s true about the judges. Let Bruno stay, but, let’s see some new blood in the other two spots. As for the pros…I hope Derek won’t be leaving quite yet and yet, I understand him wanting to branch out. Let us know what you think.

ETA: A source close to E News commented on the New York Post rumors. Below is more for how nothing has been decided yet.

“It’s true no one is locked in under contract yet, but that’s not necessarily unusual at this stage,” a source close to the show exclusively tells E! News. “Nothing has been decided yet about next season. There definitely will be format changes and it’s possible there may be some casting changes but those discussions are just beginning.”

While ABC had no comment on the rumors, another source tells us that the report is “speculative” as the season just ended yesterday. “The producers will take a break and then start discussions about what the fall will look like.”

As for Goodman and Inaba’s contracts and whether or not the original judges are on their way out, our source insists, “Nothing decided yet.”

More at E News.

ETA2: One of the producers, Deena Katzspoke, spoke to the NY Post about the changes. Deena mentions a “4th judge and a former president”(huh?) in one of the takes below. Karina Smirnoff and Sharna Burgess also weigh in with their thoughts on the possible changes…

A fourth judge and a former president are two ideas being tossed around for the retooled version of “Dancing with The Stars.”

“We are just starting to figure it out now,” producer Deena Katz told The Post moments after this week’s live finale in LA.

ABC is scrapping the original Tuesday-night result show, signaling the start of the show’s first extreme makeover in eight years.

“Bring in someone like JLo to judge us,” longtime pro Karina Smirnoff says. “To give a little bit of a new criticism, a new perspective.

“I think four judges. ‘American Idol’ has four. ‘The Voice’ has four.”

The biggest challenge is figuring out how to revamp voting and eliminations, Katz admits.

“For the audience members, we want to have a beginning, a middle and an end,” she says. “I think that is exciting. It will make it so that you have to watch that particular night.”

“When I first heard [that the Tuesday results show was being eliminated], if I am honest, I was like ‘What do you mean? Why are you changing the format?’” says dancer Sharna Burgess, who partnered this season with fan-favorite comedian Andy Dick.

“But the more I hear [executive producer] Conrad Green talk about it, I am really, really excited.”

More at the NY Post including an explanation for what she means about adding a President (bring on Bill Clinton, Yes please!).

May 22, 2013 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Former President Clinton Talks About Dancing With The Stars On The Rachel Ray Show

Former President Bill Clinton was a guest on the Rachel Ray show today. One of the audience members asked him if he’d ever do Dancing With The Stars. He said they asked him once, but, he said no since he wouldn’t have the time to train. Coincidently, Hillary asked him recently if he’d like to take dance lessons which he’d like. He’d love to master the “Tango”. You can see a video here of him talking about it.

I wish he’d reconsider. Bill Clinton would be fun to see dance on the Dancing With The Stars!!

December 28, 2011 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS – Anna Trebunskaya Talks On Derek Hough’s Leaving DWTS & Wants Bill Clinton To Dance!

Marc Malkin from E-Online wrote in his blog that Derek could be the next Justin Timberlake. But, at the “Waiting For Forever” premiere in L.A, Anna told E Online that Derek is “really a triple threat”. Read her explanation below. Also, check out how Anna would like to have Bill Clinton on the show. I’d love that too. :)

“He’s really a triple threat,” Hough’s pro pal Anna Trebunskaya told us at the premiere of Waiting for Forever. “He’s a great actor, dancer, he can sing… I’ve actually seen him three years back before Dancing With the Stars on the West End in London and he was the lead in Footloose and he was excellent!”

Sound’s like Hough may have what it takes to join Hollywood’s exclusive triple-threat club, which already includes gorgeous guys like Social Network star Justin Timberlake and Mr. Wolverine himself Hugh Jackman.

“I’m going to miss Derek a lot [though],” says Trebunskaya. “I love Derek. I love his energy, his perfect hair, always perfect, but I’m very happy and excited for his new project. He totally deserves great things because he’s awesome.”

And although Trebunskaya tells us there’s no word on which pro dancers will be coming back for DWTS’ upcoming season, there is one famous face she’d love to see on the show.

“You know what would be kind of cool, and the person would win hands down, would be Bill Clinton,” she laughed. “I’d be his partner! He has a charm. He’s an old fox.”

Here’s Anna giving good face on the Red Carpet of the “Waiting For Forever” Premiere.

February 4, 2011 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.