Kym Johnson, Ingo Rademacher Kym Johnson, Ingo Rademacher

Dancing with the Stars has been an ABC staple since 2005, but after 16 seasons ABC felt it was time for a change. The network announced Tuesday that the dance competition will be reduced to a two-hour episode one night a week in the fall. This isn't proof of a loss of faith in the series, but an attempt to instill fresh energy, ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee explained during a conference call with reporters.

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ABC fall schedule: S.H.I.E.L.D. leads off Tuesdays, Dancing reduced to one night