After Paula Abdul’s guest judging stint in Season 15, ‘DWTS’ insiders want to have more guest judges or possibly replace the panel altogether with younger names! See which dancing pro might be in the running!
Sources close to Dancing With The Stars tell HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY about the change-ups that will come next year. Not only will the judges table look different, but they might be moving to an entirely new city! See what else might change for the popular reality show!
Our insider tells us, “If the ratings for the spring shows are great, they will have another edition in the fall. If they remain the same or go down, they will most likely re-vamp and not have a Fall edition of the show.”
Just as X Factor brought in Demi Lovato and American Idol tapped Nikki Minaj, DWTS is looking to shake up the judges panel to appeal to a younger audience.
“They want to skew younger as the seasons continue and are looking to potentially add a younger, well-named judge for the show. There have been no names thought of yet, [it’s] just that they want to go younger.”
Like Paula Abdul did this past season, “They also have considered having guest judges to join the real judges from week to week.”
And here’s another shocker, “Not next season but in another future season, they are considering doing it in NYC!”
Derek Hough, who placed second in the All-star season, is a favorite for a new judge.
“Some of the dancers may remove themselves from the dancing part and may become judges themselves. The favorites like Derek have been considered for that type of role, but the Producers are aware that Derek gets celebrities to the show because they want to dance with him, so they are taking that under consideration moving forward as well.”
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— Reporting by Russ Weakland, Written by Dory Larrabee
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