‘Dancing With the Stars’ Taps Erin Andrews as Co-Host, Sets New Musical Director

'Dancing With the Stars' Taps Erin

ABC has made it official: Fox Sports anchor Erin Andrews is Tom Bergeron’s new partner as host of “Dancing With the Stars.”

ABC also confirmed that the dancing competition will have a new musical director when its latest edition bows March 17.

Ray Chew, who has worked on “American Idol,” numerous editions of the BET Awards and last year’s Emmycast, will replace longtime music maestro Harold Wheeler. The show will make other changes in the lineup of musicians and singers who perform the live accompaniment.

The shuffles at “DWTS” come as the show has continued to see its audience dwindle. The show was slimmed down from two episodes a week to one last fall and will continue with that pattern for its spring edition.

“DWTS” will unveil the celeb participants for its 18th edition March 4 on “Good Morning America.”

Andrews replaces Brooke Burke-Charvet, who spent seven seasons on “DWTS.” She was let go late Friday — and announced her dismissal via Twitter.

Andrews is a former “DWTS” competitor who spent eight years ABC sibling ESPN before shifting to Fox Sports in 2012.

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  1. As usual I’m the one to think it is a good idea. I think the show is getting stale. I like Erin! If the show is loosing ratings, I think a lot has to do with the show changing to ONE night. It feels rushed!! And they are getting rid of a lot of the older dancers that have more talent.Wake up ABC!!

    • Sandi Land says:

      In talking to many people, they feel the same way, that 2 nights were TOO much. I liked the ONE night. The 2nd night was only filled with reruns and “other unknown dancers”…..blah blah..Just get down to the results. But everyone has their own opinion..that’s what makes the world go round ;) ;)

  2. Tina Lowe says:

    Bad move on their part and bad move on letting the band go too. Brooke made the show tolerable. They should change the show’s name to “Dancing with the spares” instead.

    • Sandi Land says:

      OOps…TYPO, I meant, Whats wrong with the saying, If it’s not broke, don’t fix it”….My head thinks quicker than my typing …

    • Sandi Land says:

      Ha! Very true ! Wrong wrong with the saying, “If it not broke, don’t fix it?” Dancing with the Spares. haha

  3. Cheryl Ross says:

    I loved Brooke on Dancing With the Stars, I think they made a bad decision in letting her go.

  4. Sandi Land says:

    That is TOTALLY CRAPPY to do that to Brooke. I’m not even going to watch this season. They’ve lost my vote.

  5. Rockerbabe says:

    I liked Brooke, she will be missed.

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