Dancing With the Stars season 29 is underway, and the first few weeks were off to a confusing start in terms of the show’s schedule. The season premiered in DWTS‘s usually Monday night at 8/7c primetime slot on ABC; however, the following week, the show aired instead on Tuesday. For the rest of the season, starting tonight, Dancing With the Stars will air on Monday nights at 8/7c.
Last week, ABC explained in a press release that the Tuesday night air date was only temporary, saying, “After a special Tuesday night airing, the show returns to Monday nights, starting Sept. 28.”
‘Dancing With the Stars’ Disney Night Preview
DWTS‘s Monday, September 28 episode features the show’s beloved “Disney Night.” Each of the remaining 14 contestants and their professional dance partners will dance, in costume, to songs from hit Disney movies.
Viewers should anticipate that production will be more minimal than usual this year. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, safety measures have been implemented that include eliminating the addition of troupe dancers into competing contestants’ performances. They’ve also pared back on set pieces to reduce the number of crew members needed in the ballroom. In the past, animated elements have been incorporated to add to the Disney magic – it’s likely that production will add in CGI wherever they can to make up for less production value in the ballroom studio itself.
New episodes of Dancing With the Stars season 29 air on Mondays at 8/7c on ABC.