Following Friday's scripted renewals, ABC has handed out orders for its reality properties. Unsurprisingly, Dancing With the Stars, Shark Tank, The Bachelor and America's Funniest Home Videos are all set to return -- while The Taste also scores a greenlight for a second season. The orders also coincides with news of Dancing With the Stars being condensed into one weekly two-hour broadcast.
Following weeks of rumors, Sean Lowe is confirmed for the upcoming cycle of Dancing With the Stars.
The Bachelor star, finishing his search for a bride and proposing to Catherine Giudici during Monday's season finale, confirmed his inclusion in the sixteenth season on Tuesday's Good Morning America. He'll dance with pro Peta Murgatroyd.
We’ve learned a lot about Bachelor star Sean Lowe while watching him try to find love for the past several months. We’ve seen him without a shirt dozens of times, watched him kiss all the ladies and witnessed him break a few hearts.
After fall's All-Stars season, Dancing With the Stars is getting back to basics with a hodgepodge of varyingly well-known dancing novices.
The ABC series announced the 11 castmembers and professional partners who've signed on for the 16th cycle during Tuesday's Good Morning America. Noteworthy participants include a member of the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team's "Fierce Five," a Super Bowl winner and the series' first American Idol alum.
Following the rest of the networks, ABC released its midseason schedule on Tuesday, making room several new series -- and shuffling a few existing ones, including Happy Endings and Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23, which will end their runs early in March.
After a two-hour premiere on Sunday, March 3, Red Widow gets the post-Revenge time slot at 10 p.m. starting March 10. The drama, based on a Dutch format, stars Radha Mitchel and Goran Višnjić.
And in the place of the also-axed Last Resort, the 8 p.m. Thursday time slot goes to Anthony Edwards vehicle Zero Hour starting Feb. 14.
Dancing With the Stars' finale ratings may have been down year over year and compared to the spring season, but ABC's reality flagship remains a big draw elsewhere on the network.
After their victory red-eye flight from Los Angeles to New York just hours after Tuesday's season ender, the final three couples made their obligatory appearance on Good Morning America. And the appearance gave the show a record advantage over its biggest competitor.
Dancing With the Stars has named its ultimate All-Star.
The 15th season, which brought back a whopping 13 former competitors to vie for the bragging rights of being named the winningest castmember, ended on Tuesday night with what doubled as the series' only all-female finale.
If the judges were divided over which of the "super-sized" freestyle performances was the best on Monday's Dancing With the Stars, the dancers themselves were equally torn.
Each of the three remaining couples ended the first part of the finale seemingly confident that they'd done the best -- though the scores gave a slight advantage to Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani, the only duo to nail down a perfect 60 for both routines.
Dancing With the Stars crowns its ultimate All-Star next Tuesday, but before fans get the chance to vote for the most-distinguished alum, two more couples had to go.
The series' third double elimination this season quickly spared its top scorers, Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough. The duo got the green light at the top of the hour. That left the first of two tense showdowns to Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani and Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff.
When Paula Abdul returns to Dancing With the Stars during Tuesday's results show, she won't be alone.
The singer, dancer and recent guest judge says her performance of a four-song medley will include a familiar face: MC Skat Kat, the animated feline who co-starred in her 1989 music video for "Opposites Attract."
When Dancing With the Stars hands you lemons, choreograph lemonade.
And the show, nearing the end of its All-Stars season, has been unrelenting of late in its odd challenges for the remaining contestants. Tackling two dances apiece on Monday's episode, the five remaining couples had to start their night with such one-of-a-kind interpretive numbers as "Caveman Hustle" and "Espionage Lindy Hop" that combined random nouns and descriptors with obscure styles of dance.
The battle of the network reality shows resulted in positive news for ABC and some disapointment for NBC.
ABC's Dancing With the Stars took an average of 9.2 million viewers in its two hours, from 8-10:00 pm, including a 2.2 million demo share, up five percent. Castle, the Nathan Fillion-starring mystery show, averaged seven million in the 10-11:00 pm slot, with a 2.1 share, up 11 percent. The network did have NFL preemptions in Kansas City and Pittsburgh, so final ratings are subject to adjustment.