ABC Renews 'Dancing With the Stars,' Announces Plans for New 'Junior' Edition

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Dancing with the Stars will be back for Season 25, and will be joined by Dancing with the Stars Junior

ABC says it has renewed Dancing with the Stars for a 25th season and ordered a spinoff to go with it.

"A fresh new take on an established favorite, Dancing with the Stars Junior will pair celebrity kids and kids of celebrities with professional, junior ballroom dancers to perform choreographed routines, which will be judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, to be announced at a later date," a network press release explained.

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Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.