September 21, 2012 11:26am PT by Philiana Ng
'Dancing With the Stars' Post-Show Web Series Announced, Co-Hosts Set (Exclusive)
More Dancing With the Stars is on the way.
ABC has announced a new live web series that will be broadcast following each Monday night performance show for the upcoming all-star edition, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. Season nine contestant Joanna Krupa will co-host After Party: Dancing With the Stars with Marc Istook, while season 11 runner-up Kyle Massey will give fans behind-the-scenes access.
After Party is a 20-25 minute live show that will launch on several online destinations, including the official show site on ABC, Facebook and the YouTube channel. The AT&T-sponsored series will feature expert panelists, celebrity audience members and dance performances by fan favorites. The co-hosts will be answering questions after each After Party episode.
The premiere episode of After Party will include former Dancing With the Stars pro Elena Grinenko and an acoustic performance by former competitor Lacey Schwimmer featuring the It Boys.
“Fans can’t get enough of the Dancing With the Stars, and want to keep talking about it after the broadcast ends,” said Karin Gilford, svp of digital media, ABC Television Network. “After Party keeps the conversation going at a time when people are most excited, feeding them tantalizing tidbits, insider access, and most importantly getting their burning questions answered live by show experts.“
ABC Radio is also launching a new Dancing With the Stars station, giving viewers access to the dance floor. The station will be available where Slacker Radio is available, including smartphones, the iPad and Ford vehicles with SYNC AppLink.
“ABC News Radio has re-invented the relationship between the listener and the audio program by offering more on demand, digital content that compliments the viewing experience and increases engagement between the audience and the cast. By partnering with Slacker we are able to give our listeners instant access to Dancing with the Stars, one of the most highly anticipated reality programs on television,” said Steve Jones, vice president and general manager of ABC News Radio. “When television programming stops, fans can hear highlights, interviews and behind-the-scenes conversation that the camera cannot always capture.”
Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars premieres 8 p.m. Monday on ABC.