Dancing with the Stars boss Conrad Green will depart the show after the current season, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Green, who has served as showrunner since DWTS' first season, is joining Fox's social experiment reality series Utopia, according to Deadline, which first reported the news.
Erin Andrews: Reports of DWTS drama "had me worried"
"I'm enormously proud of everything we've achieved on Dancing with the Stars," Green said in a statement. "This has been the job of a lifetime and I'm thankful for every performance, every dancer and every colleague I've worked with over the years, and to ABC and BBC Worldwide Productions for these past 18 seasons. What was once a small dancing show has thrived and become a cultural phenomenon. But after almost 10 years, the opportunity to take on a project with the immense potential of Utopia was simply too good to pass up. The ambition and scale of the challenge is thrilling. I'll miss everyone I've worked with on Dancing with the Stars and look forward to this next exciting chapter."
Utopia will feature a group of 15 everyday people who are brought to an isolated location in the U.S., where they are tasked with creating their own civilization and living there for a year.
Do you think Dancing will be the same without Green?