‘Dancing with the Stars’ is staying put on Mondays this fall, but there is some bad news

Dancing with the Stars” will be back at its old stomping grounds this fall. The long-running series will return to its usual Mondays-at-8 time slot for its 28th season, ABC announced Tuesday. It will lead into “The Good Doctor” at 10/9c as it’s done the last two seasons. An exact premiere date will be announced at a later time.

And despite Tom Bergeron‘s — and your — wish, the results show will not be back. That was all a pipe dream, really, since this is not shocking in the least; it’s been six years since we’ve had a “Dancing” results show, and dwindling ratings can’t really justify bringing it back, 30 minutes or not. ABC has also since launched a reliable second comedy block on Tuesday nights, which it’s continuing with next season with “The Conners,” “Bless This Mess” and “Black-ish” spin-off “Mixed-ish” leading into “Black-ish,” followed by new drama “Emergence.”

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This will, of course, be “Dancing”‘s first outing since the controversial 27th season last fall, which may or may not have played a part in ABC sidelining the series this spring for the first time since it started its spring-fall rotation in March 2007 (“American Idol” is other reason). So needless to say, there will be lots of pressure for “Dancing” to come back with a bang in September.

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It’s unclear if “Dancing” will be back on ABC’s spring 2020 schedule (“Idol” was renewed for its third go-around on ABC, which would air next spring), but in February, ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke said there had been “conversations” about “Dancing” returning to two seasons a year again.

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