After losing one of its two nights next season, is there a “Dancing with the Stars” shakeup on the horizon?
The New York Post reports that not only are judges Len Goodman and Carrie Ann Inaba are on the outs, but longtime dancing faves Derek Hough, Mark Ballas and Cheryl Burke are also unlikely to return for season 17 of the show.
“[The producers] will use this time to figure out how to restructure the show and trim fat off the budget,” a source told the Post. “The show has become too expensive.”
Needless to say, the article sent reporters scrambling and left fans shocked. However, other reports state that no decisions have been made yet.
“It’s true no one is locked in under contract yet, but that’s not necessarily unusual at this stage,” a source close to the show told E! News. “Nothing has been decided yet about next season. There definitely will be format changes and it’s possible there may be some casting changes but those discussions are just beginning.”