When Will 'DWTS' Be Back for Season 30 — and Will Tyra Banks Return as Host?
When Dancing with the Stars returned to our screens for Season 29 in September of 2020, it brought many a sense of comfort and normalcy during the ongoing pandemic. With no audience, a new host in Tyra Banks, a spread-out judging panel, and Len Goodman stuck in the U.K., the season looked quite different from past editions of the show. Viewers still came out in droves to vote for their favorite contestants.
Though Season 29 will officially wrap on Nov. 23, some viewers are already interested in learning when the popular dance competition will be back for another year.
When will DWTS Season 30 be on? The show's normal schedule was interrupted in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading to find out when to expect a new season, and to learn if any judging or hosting changes have been announced yet.
When will 'DWTS' Season 30 be on?
While Dancing with the Stars usually airs in between seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette for the coveted Monday night time slot, things were different in 2020 because of production delays.
Instead, the dance series maintained its regular slot in the fall lineup, and The Bachelorette debuted five months after its original premiere date, in October of 2020. Season 16 of the dating series also aired on Tuesday nights for the first time in franchise history.
As for what fans can expect from the next season of Dancing with the Stars, the show has not actually been officially renewed yet.
But, given the show's longtime success on the network, a renewal seems inevitable. Only one season of DWTS is airing each year (two seasons had aired per year until 2019's Season 28). If the show does get renewed, viewers can expect to see a new cast of celebrity dancers take the stage in mid-September of 2021.
Will Tyra Banks return to 'DWTS'?
Those who initially suspected that Tiger King star Carole Baskin would be the most polarizing figure on Season 29 might have been wrong.
Ahead of Season 29, supermodel Tyra Banks, who has previously hosted America's Next Top Model, The Tyra Banks Show, and America's Got Talent, was announced to be the replacement for Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews.
After going through a few hiccups, including a wardrobe malfunction, running out of time for several episodes, and announcing the wrong Bottom 2 one week, Tyra has hit her stride as the show's only host.
But, some viewers are still hoping that Tom will come back, and others have ripped Tyra apart online. Since the show has yet to be renewed, other information about changes in the judging panel or with the host have not been revealed.
In October of 2020, an inside source told E! News that Tyra was confident that she'd be asked back for another season.
"The ratings for DWTS are up and Tyra is not worried about losing or fighting to save her job," the source shared. "She loves doing it and the execs love her. She tunes out the noise and doesn't listen to social media critiques."
Another question mark ahead of Season 30 would be regarding Len Goodman. The longtime judge has sporadically contributed virtually to Season 29 because of travel restrictions resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. Former DWTS pro dancer Derek Hough took his place on the panel, and he's since become one of the fan-favorite judges.
The Season 29 finale of Dancing with the Stars airs on Monday, Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. on ABC. Finalists Kaitlyn Bristowe, Justina Machado, Nev Schulman, and Nelly will be fighting it out on the dance floor for the Mirror Ball Trophy.