August 05, 2013 07:17 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
Fans still disappointed by the disappearance of the hunky Maksim Chmerkovskiy were devastated to hear that the blonde wonder Derek Hough might be following in Maks’ footsteps. Fortunately, the rumors have been proven false — Derek will be back on Dancing With The Stars this fall!
There will be plenty of changes taking place during the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars, but Derek Hough’s presence will not be one of them. When asked about his plans by Access Hollywood, Derek said that he is definitely planning on returning to the reality competition, “And the format’s changing. We’ve got one show a week now.”
The transition to weekly shows has been a controversial one, with many fans feeling that emulating the recent ratings disaster of So You Think You Can Dance is not the way to go. But Derek disagrees with this assessment, explaining that, by condensing everything into one episode, fans will be spared from sitting through some of the filler that makes its way into the results show as the season finale approaches. “I think it’ll make a better show, more jam packed. And so I’m excited about it.”
We’re more excited about Derek’s return than the new DWTS format, but even better news exists — apparently, Derek is starring in a brand new reality show on ABC! The series is called Family Dance Off, and it will debut on August 25th. Derek says, “It’s a very fun show…It’s for the average person to get up there and dance and rock it.”
Are you happy to see Derek Hough in not one, but two reality shows this fall? And what do you think of Dancing With The Stars’ new format? Feel free to share your opinion in the comments section below!
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