First Look at Dancing With The Stars Season 32!

Dancing with the Stars will return to ABC this month with a cast that includes a supermodel, an NFL all-star, an Oscar winner, and a member of the Brady Bunch.

Dancing with the Stars will return to ABC this month with a cast that includes a supermodel, an NFL all-star, an Oscar winner, and a member of the Brady Bunch.

Three of this season’s participants have already been revealed — Jamie Lynn Spears, Ariana Madix and Charity Lawson. The rest were announced live this morning on Good Morning America.

Dancing With The Stars Reveals Season 32 Cast!
Season 32 pairings are: 
  • Supermodel Tyson Beckford with partner Jenna Johnson 
  • Actress Xochitl Gomez (Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness) with partner Val Chmerkovskiy
  • Actress Alyson Hannigan (American Pie) with partner Sasha Farber
  • Reality TV star Harry Jowsey (Too Hot to Handle) with partner Rylee Arnold
  • Charity Lawson (The Bachelorette) with partner Artem Chigvintsev
  • Ariana Madix (Vanderpump Rules) with partner Pasha Pashkov
  • Grammy winner Jason Mraz with partner Daniella Karagach
  • NFL All-Star Adrian Peterson with partner Britt Stewart
  • Social media star Lele Pons with partner Brandon Armstrong
  • Mira Sorvino (Shining Vale) with partner Gleb Savchenko
  • Jamie Lynn Spears with partner Alan Bersten
  • Real estate mogul Mauricio Umansky with partner Emma Slater
  • Actor Matt Walsh (Veep) with partner Koko Iwasaki
  • Actor Barry Williams (The Brady Bunch) with partner Peta Murgatroyd 

The pairs will be judged by Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough.

Co-hosted by Alfonso Ribeiro and Julianne Hough, Dancing with the Stars returns to ABC with an expanded Season 32 premiere on September 26 and will continue to air Tuesdays. The season will simulcast Live on Disney+ and be available next day on Hulu.

Dancing with the Stars is produced by BBC Studios Los Angeles Productions.

Why ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Is Returning to TV Amid Writers’ Strike

ABC and Disney+ are pressing forward with their plans to launch a new season of Dancing With the Stars next week, despite the ongoing writers’ strike.

A source close to production tells ET that everyone’s focus is to keep 500 people employed. The one WGA writer on the show who works with the hosts will be back to work as soon as the strike comes to an end. The show is otherwise largely unscripted. During the last strike in 2007-2008, Dancing With the Stars remained in production, and similarly re-hired its writer once the strike was over.

The dance competition show is set to return on Sept. 26, with a two-and-a-half-hour premiere simulcast on ABC and Disney+. The decision to proceed with the show’s return has stirred controversy as the WGA continues its strike, which has now entered over 140 days of stalled negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.

The Season 32 cast of DWTS features several members who are part of SAG-AFTRA, including Alyson Hannigan, Jamie Lynn Spears, Barry Williams, Matt Walsh, Mira Sorvino, Ariana Madix, and Xochitl Gomez. Variety reports, in light of the SAG-AFTRA strike that is also taking place, the show will not include any video packages showcasing the cast members’ past TV and film projects to comply with union rules that prohibit the promotion or discussion of former SAG-AFTRA projects.

The decision to move forward with Dancing With the Stars has not been without criticism, especially on social media platforms. WGA members have voiced their concerns, noting that the show is covered by WGA representation, making it a WGA-covered production. Some writers have referred to the show as “Dancing With the Scabs” or “Scabbing With the Stars” in reference to the use of non-union or “scab” writing labor during the strike.

Former Dancing With the Stars professional dancer Cheryl Burke expressed her belief that the show should pause until the strike is resolved.

She emphasized the importance of unity among entertainment industry professionals to bring about significant change.

As the strike continues, negotiations between the WGA and the AMPTP are set to resume on Wednesday. Dancing With the Stars season 32 is a significant return to ABC after the show’s exclusive run on Disney+ last season and a shift to Tuesday nights following a lengthy run on Mondays.

Although DWTS is moving forward, after announcing their plans to resume production despite the ongoing SAG-AFTRA/WGA strikes. Several talk shows are pausing their return and pushing back their previously planned premiere dates.

As of late last week. ABC was considering delaying the return of the veteran reality dance competition after strikers picketed outside the show’s rehearsal spaces and one of the show’s contestants, Matt Walsh (Veep). Said he would “pause” his involvement with the series.

On Monday, ABC announced the show will return as scheduled on Tuesday at 8 p.m.. With the season also airing live on Disney+ and being made available the next day on Hulu.

On Sunday, the Writers Guild of America announced it had reached a tentative deal with the studios on a new contract that would resolve the historic 146-day strike. The deal still needs to be ratified by WGA members to take effect. The WGA has suspended picketing, though no one is yet allowed to return to work until the union gives the all clear that the strike is officially over.

Though it’s an unscripted show, Dancing With the Stars is a signatory to the Writers Guild’s minimum basic agreement and has in the past employed a WGA writer among its staff of 500 people to script certain comments for the hosts.

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