With the original Dancing with the Stars in its 27th season, ABC has introduced another new twist on the format, the Dancing with the Stars: Juniors TV show. Will its fresh faces pull in fans of the original and maybe some new viewers as well? How will the first season perform in the Nielsen ratings? Will Dancing with the Stars: Juniors be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
An ABC competitive reality TV series, Dancing with the Stars: Juniors is hosted by Jordan Fisher and Frankie Muniz. Child celebrities and their professional junior ballroom dance partners train with Dancing with the Stars pros, to compete for the coveted Mirrorball trophy. Choreographer Mandy Moore, professional dancer Val Chmerkovskiy, and Dancing with the Stars: Athletes champion Adam Rippon judge the competition.
Season one of Dancing with the Stars: Juniors features: Addison Osta Smith with Lev Khmelev, mentored by Keo Motsepe; Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson with Tristan Ianiero, mentored by Artem Chigvintsev; Akash Vukoti with Kamri Peterson, mentored by Witney Carson; Ariana Greenblatt with Artyon Celestine, mentored by Brandon Armstrong; Hudson West with Kameron Couch, mentored by Hayley Erbert; Jason Maybaum with Elliana Walmsley, mentored by Emma Slater; Mackenzie Ziegler with Sage Rosen, mentored by Gleb Savchenko; Mandla Morris with Brightyn Brems, mentored by Cheryl Burke; Miles Brown with Rylee Arnold, mentored by Lindsay Arnold; Sky Brown with JT Church, mentored by Alan Bersten; Sophia Pippen with Jake Monreal, mentored by Sasha Farber; and Tripp Palin with Hailey Bills, mentored by Jenna Johnson.
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What do you think? Do you like the Dancing with the Stars: Juniors TV series on ABC? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?