ABC’s beefing up its non-scripted programming with a Dancing with the Stars spinoff — Dancing with the Stars Junior. The dance competition series will feature kids who are either children of celebrities, or celebrities in their own right, paired with professional junior dancers. Expect the Dancing with the Stars Junior TV show to premiere in the spring of 2018.
The long-lived Bachelor franchise has also spawned yet another spinoff. The Bachelor Winter Games — inspired by the Winter Olympics, will premiere in 2018. The athletic challenges will feature past participants from the franchise.
Here’s more from ABC:
THE BACHELOR WINTER GAMES
America’s favorite participants from past seasons of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” from arch rivals to villains, will take competitive dating to a chilling new level. In an ode to the Winter Olympic Games and slated to premiere in February 2018, “The Bachelor Winter Games” will reunite the all-stars at a luxurious winter resort, where they will go head-to-head in winter-themed athletic challenges, including the toughest sport of all – love.
“The Bachelor Winter Games” is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Unscripted Television. Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton to executive produce.
DANCING WITH THE STARS JUNIOR
A fresh new take on an established favorite, “Dancing with the Stars Junior” will pair celebrity kids and kids of celebrities with professional junior ballroom dancers to perform choreographed routines, which will be judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, to be announced at a later date.
Slated to debut in Spring 2018, “Dancing with the Stars Junior” is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions.
What do you think? Will you check out The Bachelor Winter Games and/or the Dancing with the Stars Junior TV series, when they premiere next year on ABC? Tell us.