Dancing with the Stars returns for its 17th season Monday, after going through an overhaul this summer. In an attempt to curb the show's steadily declining ratings,Dancing has made a number of changes for the new season, including returning to a single-night format.
"Obviously it's always very challenging in ratings terms when shows mature," executive producer Conrad Green tells TVGuide.com. "I think the key is, you do need to keep innovating. You do need to keep trying new things."
When will Grey's Anatomy end? Although ABC Entertainment president Paul Lee stopped short of confirming that this season will be the show's last at the Television Critics Association fall previews Sunday, he did say that creator Shonda Rhimes is "planning a number of series outs" should any cast members not renew their contracts. As it is, the network hopes it will "go on for many, many years to come."
All that's missing are the mullets. A trip to the General Hospital soundstage these days feels like an express pass to the 1980s, especially during the filming of the big fan-fave event known as the Nurses Ball. The red-carpet soiree — airing April 5, 8 and 9 as part of the soap's 50th anniversary celebration — has Rick Springfield returning as Dr. Noah Drake, who will take to the stage and rock out "Jessie's Girl." Off on the sidelines, Frisco (Jack Wagner) is trying to woo back his Reagan-era love Felicia (Kristina Wagner), while Anna (Finola Hughes) is once again in the arms of her Duke (Ian Buchanan). And look, it's the long-lost Nurse B obbie (Jackie Zeman)! Fitness guru Richard Simmons, another '80s fixture in Port Charles, is on hand as the charity gala's pushy choreographer. But not even he can get these oldies sweatin'.
Dancing with the Stars may be losing a longtime pro next season: Maksim Chmerkovskiy has reportedly told producers that he will not return for Season 16, according to TMZ.com.
The Ukrainian ballroom dancer joined the show in Season 2, though...