Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, four-week season of “Dancing with the Stars.” In a recent poll, 76 percent of readers is happy that there likely won’t be another shortened outing of the show again.
The truncated “Dancing with the Stars: Athletes,” which was ordered to accommodate “American Idol”’s move to ABC, was a nice idea in theory, but the limited time meant fans couldn’t get to know the contestants very well and the contestants didn’t have a chance to improve. The 10-person cast also led to multiple eliminations every week, including the first-ever triple elimination in the semifinal, and a one-hour finale caused the show to rush through the results, not even announcing second and third place until the next day. Not cool, guys.
It was a rushed, anticlimactic affair that compelled host Tom Bergeron to reassure fans that a four-week season probably won’t happen again.
Don’t think you’ll ever see a 4 week season again. Our Fall season will be a return to spray-tanned sanity. OK, maybe not sanity, but a normal-sized season. The Junior show is a separate Sunday spin-off https://t.co/OaVdD5Oo2d
— Tom Bergeron (@Tom_Bergeron) May 15, 2018
Meanwhile, 13 percent of readers preferred the shorter installment, while 11 percent is still torn about this four-week experiment.
Fortunately for the die-hards who are happy this season’s done, it will be regular season in the fall again. And if that’s not enough “Dancing” for you, the pre-taped “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors” spin-off will also last 10 weeks.