Dancing With The Stars 23 Will Cram 12 Dances into 1 Hour

Dancing with the Stars producer Rob Wade says the Presidential Debates coming up in the fall will create a scheduling challenge the show is ready to meet.

Wade told TV Guide:

“There’s a lot of [presidential] debates in the first few weeks of the season, so we’ve jumped around with our schedule a bit, which has left us in Week 3 with just a one-hour show instead of a two-hour show,” he says. “So we’ve had to create possibly one of the most impactful shows we’ve ever done. There will be 12 dances in one hour, the couples are going to have to face off against each other, so we’re going to pair them into six different powers. Never has more dancing been done in one hour of television!”

The first presidential debate airs on Monday September 26. There is a Tuesday vice presidential debate on Tuesday October 4. The second presidential debate is scheduled for Sunday October 9 and the third will be held on Wednesday October 19.

The debates will disrupt NBC’s The Voice schedule on Mondays and Tuesdays. However, the show does not go live until sometime in November, so it should not be as big a challenge. Maybe more montages during the rounds!

In anycase–12 dances in ONE hour. Sounds like a frenetic 60 minutes of television.

Also DWTS will be teaming up with Cirque de Soleil. And there will be guest judges? Speculation is that judge Len Goodman will take a few weeks off as he has in the past

Additionally, Dancing With the Stars is working on a Cirque de Soleil tie-in spectacular, bringing in the Andrés Ruis Orchestra (though that still has to be confirmed), hoping to bring back the Showstoppers episode, tying in one episode with Halloween and bringing in plenty of guest judges that will be announced later.

Dancing with the Stars premieres on ABC Monday September 12. The Voice premieres on NBC Monday September 19.

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