Don’t worry, Dancing with the Stars lovers, the celebrity dancing competition will be returning to TV for another season; however, as ABC’s President of Entertainment Stephen McPherson told OK! today, there won’t be as many celebs heating up the dance floor. “There were too many contestants last time,” he admitted of the 16 contestants. “We’ll cut it back to 11 or 12.”
And even with a bit of a dip in ratings, McPherson assured fans that the popular show will still air twice a year, noting, “We still think it can sustain that.”
As for the news everyone wants to know, McPherson tells OK! that a few stars have been cast already — but he’s not revealing their names just yet! The full lineup will be announced at later date.
The 10th season of DWTS is set to kick off with a two-hour premiere on March 22 at 1 p.m.
Reporting by Carole Glines