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.
Popular on Variety
Comedy Showrunners on the Impact of the WGA Staffing Boost
Showrunners on the Realities of Writing: ‘It’s A Continual Cycle of Panic and Fear, It’s Super Fun’
Chris Hemsworth Responds to the 'Avengers: Endgame' Fat-Shaming Thor Controversy
Hilary Duff and Sutton Foster Proud That 'Younger' Flaunts Women's Careers Over Romance
'Deadwood' Designer Janie Bryant Used Original 1880s Dress for HBO Movie
'Big Little Lies': Can Season 2 Live Up to the First?
Richard Madden is Done Playing Romeo
Actors on Actors: Sarah Paulson & Tracee Ellis Ross (Full Video)
Actors on Actors: Taraji P. Henson & Ellen Pompeo (Full Video)
Julia Roberts on ‘Pretty Woman’s’ Original Violent Ending
Quibi, the ambitious short-form video service from Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman, has sold $100 million in upfront ad inventory with six advertisers ahead of its April 2020 debut. Advertisers that have committed ad spending to Quibi include Google, Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, Walmart, Progressive and AB InBev, according to the company. The $100 [...]
PAMPLONA, Spain — RTVE, The Mediapro Studio and “The Department of Time’s” Javier Olivares are joining forces to fast track “Malaka,” a crime thriller which shows RTVE, Spain’s national public broadcaster, moving into ever more ambitious material as it seeks to attract a nationwide audience now accustomed to the cable edge of streaming platforms. Set [...]
PAMPLONA, Spain — For the third consecutive year, the Spanish Society of Authors and Publishers (SGAE) hosted a pitching session for TV projects from the Fundación SGAE Laboratory at Spain’s Conecta Fiction co-production and networking TV event, held this year in Pamplona. The SGAE Laboratory gives participants an opportunity to fill out their projects over [...]
In a bid to tap into burgeoning global demand for TV content, Colombia is expanding its location shoot incentives to include international television series. Current incentives have attracted some 40 film and TV movie projects in the past four years, including pics starring A-list actors Tom Cruise, Will Smith and Oscar-winning Spanish actors, Penelope Cruz [...]
Fresh out of announcing its strategic alliance with America TV and Marca Peru to offer production services in Peru, leading Peruvian production company Tondero is unveiling four new TV series at Conecta Fiction. This is the company’s first foray into television. “We’ve had various projects in development since last year and are seeking co-producers in [...]
PAMPLONA, Spain — One issue dominated “Fiction Series, the Tsunami Continues,” a Conecta Fiction presentation by Madrid-based consultancy Gabinete de Estudios de la Comunicación Audiovisual: the impact of streaming services on scripted series, their production and consumption. In an analysis of the main markets in Europe and Latin America which drew on multiple studies and [...]
PAMPLONA, Spain — Forging a new axis in the Spanish-speaking TV world, Warner Bros. ITVP España and top Argentine production house Pol-ka have joined forces to create an eight-episode dark comedy thriller. Symptomatic of the fast-forming new Spanish-language TV landscape, where series from Spain now rank consistently among the most watched on SVOD platforms in [...]