We're beyond excited to be back in the ballroom. (Erin McCandless, courtesy ABC)

"Dancing with the Stars" Returns to the Ballroom This Fall for Season 29

With "So You Think You Can Dance" canceled, and "World of Dance" over and done, we were pretty sure we'd be missing dance from our televisions screens for a minute. But it seems the dance gods have heard and answered our collective prayers, because "Dancing with the Stars" is officially returning for Season 29 on September 14.


If you're wondering what a season of "DWTS" might look like mid-pandemic, you're not alone. Luckily, this morning's announcement on "Good Morning America" provided a little (and we mean little) clarity. All of the professionals will be required to live alone, in line with social-distancing measures—yes, even the married pros. But will there be bedazzled face masks? We're not sure just yet.

"DWTS" fans can expect a few other changes this season. Most notably, supermodel and general icon Tyra Banks will be joining the team as the show's new host, replacing long-time (and much beloved) host Tom Bergeron and his co-host, Erin Andrews.

"DWTS" will also be welcoming back former professional—and everyone's favorite Aussie—Sharna Burgess, who was sorely missed last season. Plus, Daniella Karagach and former troupe dancer Britt Stewart will join the cast as first-time pros, making Stewart the first Black female pro in the show's history. And while the celeb cast has yet to be announced, former Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe is already confirmed as a contestant.

So, who do you hope to see on "DWTS" this season? Let us know in the comments below!

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