Val Chmerkovskiy Talks On The New Season Of Dancing With The Stars And More

Val Chmerkovskiy talked with Entertainment Tonight about the new season of Dancing With The Stars. They are hoping to really push the boundaries again. Lots more below….

“Honestly, I’m really excited. I’m excited to contribute,” he continued. “This is season 28. We really kind of push the boundaries every season. This is the first year where we haven’t had a spring season, so I feel like enough anticipation is there, the excitement is there. Me, personally, I’m ready to go and dance and teach and do my thing.”

When the show returns next month, fans will be introduced to “really fun format changes,” according to ABC entertainment president Karey Burke, who hinted at the tweaks earlier this month during the Television Critics Association summer press tour. Speaking with ET, Chmerkovskiy said he hopes that means “moving forward to the things that made the show special,” especially for the fans who have been tuning in to the dance competition show since the beginning.

“I think there’s so many shows out there that have pushed the limit on technology and all of that stuff. I think people are much more interested in real good, feel-good stories,” he continued. “Not everything has to be a tearjerker. Some things can just be fun. I think what made Dancing With the Stars the number one show for so long, is that we take our craft seriously, we take our relationships seriously. It’s a show that has a lot of fun, and it’s kind of an escape for all of these people all across this country. Monday nights can be brutal, man! They just wanna go home, sit with their families and watch something that isn’t hijacked by politics. Just feel-good television that’s good for the entire family.”

More at Entertainment Tonight on what he’d like to see in his new partner.