“Dancing with the Stars” has tangoed away from ABC’s spring lineup.
Recently, the network revealed its midseason slate and there was a noticeable absence. In lieu of the dance competition series, “American Idol” will fill the Monday-night time slot for part of its third-season run.
This is the second time “DWTS” — based on Britain’s “Strictly Come Dancing” — has taken a yearlong break since it began a spring-fall schedule in 2007.
The show faced intense criticism after it was revealed in August that Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was cast for the recent 28th season.
Some fans even threatened to boycott the show, as they believed the political aide allegedly lied to the public while serving under President Donald Trump.
Host Tom Bergeron seemingly shaded the former Republican National Committee communications director by penning a lengthy statement on Twitter soon after the reveal.
In his note, the television personality said he met with the show’s new executive producer prior to the casting news and suggested he was under the impression that the show would be free of “divisive bookings from ANY party affiliations.” Clearly, Bergeron wrote, they went “in a different direction.”
Spicer ended up finishing in sixth place, losing to “The Bachelorette” star Hannah Brown.