Pro Alan Bersten Previews DWTS Format Change

“Dancing With the Stars” skilled dancer Alan Bersten not too long ago teased an thrilling format change for the show in a June 2022 interview with TVInsider. Read on to seek out out what he is “excited” about and the way it rewards the “loyal” “Dancing With the Stars” followers.

Alan Said the Show Can Run ‘2 Hours & No Commercials’

It was introduced in March 2022 that “Dancing With the Stars” is transferring to Disney Plus and has been renewed for (a minimum of) two seasons with the transfer. Fans have been questioning what which means for the format of the show — will it return to having a separate outcomes show? Will there be commercials? Will it air dwell to all time zones on the identical time?

It seems like a number of of these issues are true. First off, each judges Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli have talked in regards to the show airing dwell throughout the nation, which implies that now Mountain and Pacific timezone viewers will not need to vote with out having even watched the dances.

Now professional dancer Alan Bersten has stated that he is trying ahead to the the “loyal” followers getting extra of the show they love.

“I really feel like our followers — and I do know I’m biased — they’re so loyal,” the dancer informed TVInsider. “We owe all the pieces to them. Yeah, they will have to modify [to Disney Plus] however they will get extra time with us — two hours and no commercials. They’ll get extra of what they love.”

Fans have been complaining for years that with the show taking out the separate outcomes episode, the two-hour broadcast feels very rushed — they now have to slot in all of the performances, truncated video packages, 4 judges’ feedback and nonetheless do an elimination proper on the finish of the 2 hours. It’s an excessive amount of.

Alan is true — Disney Plus may air two full hours of content material with no commercials, which might imply that dances could possibly be longer or video packages may showcase extra of the pairs and what their journeys are like, or the judges can have extra time to present fuller, extra thought-out critiques.

They may additionally nonetheless have loads of time for an elimination the place we get to listen to a bit bit from the eradicated pair earlier than the show ends — or, as Heavy has advised, perhaps they are going to air a separate outcomes show the next night. It would not even need to be a full hour prefer it was once as a result of Disney Plus is just not beholden to broadcast time slots.

Alan Did Say He Doesn’t Know if He’s Returning Yet

Alan joined “Dancing With the Stars” in season 20 as a part of the troupe, even subbing in for an injured Maksim Chmerkovskiy throughout season 24. Then in season 25, Alan made his debut as a professional accomplice with singer Debbie Gibson. He received the Mirrorball trophy in season 28 with Hannah Brown and completed in fourth place in the newest season with Amanda Kloots.

But, like all the professionals at this level, he doesn’t but know if he’s going to be requested again for season 31. The producers historically cast the celebrities first after which pair them up with the professional dancer they assume is essentially the most applicable for every contestant.

“I have not heard [about next season] but. But I hope to return. ‘Dancing With the Stars’ is my dream come true,” Alan informed TVInsider.

Indeed, Alan beforehand informed the podcast “The Gamer Hour” that he “burst into tears” when he was cast on the show as a result of he was so excited.

“When I discovered I used to be on ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ I referred to as my mother and I burst into tears. It is the top of success for a dancer,” stated Alan.

“Dancing With the Stars” returns for its thirty first season in fall 2022 on Disney Plus.


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