ABC denies report that it has decided to delay ‘Dancing with the Stars’

ABC is denying a report that it has decided to delay “Dancing with the Stars.”

The show, which was set to premiere its 32nd season on Tuesday, was allegedly going to be delayed due to the Writers Guild of America strike, ABC according to USA TODAY.

But ABC told The Post that isn’t the case and that the network “has not confirmed nor denied any delaying of Tuesday’s premiere.” 

Questions about the season premiere emerged as one of the show’s contestants — former “Veep” star Matt Walsh — quick-stepping away from it in protest.

“I am taking a pause from ‘Dancing with the Stars’ until an agreement is made with the WGA,” he said in a statement to Deadline.

“I was excited to join the show and did so under the impression that it was not a WGA show and fell under a different agreement.”

Other actors part of the SAG-AFTRA actors’ union, which joined the WGA strike in July, who are competing this season include “American Pie’s” Alyson Hannigan; Britney Spears’ sister Jamie Lynn; Barry Williams, aka Greg from “The Brady Bunch;” Mira Sorvino; “Vanderpump Rules’” star Ariana Madix and Xochitl Gomez, who starred in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.”


Matt Walsh
Former “Veep” actor Matt Walsh has paused his participation in this season of the competition show.
ABC

SAG-AFTRA has made it clear that it supports the actors in their TV dance floor endeavors.

“We support them in fulfilling their contractual obligations,” SAG confirmed Friday in a statement to The Post.

source: nypost.com