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‘Dancing With the Stars’ Returns With an $8 Monthly Streaming Bill as Show Goes Online

  • Fans will have to buy a monthly Disney+ subscription to watch
  • Broadcast networks adjust to migration of audiences online
“Dancing With the Stars” hosts Alfonso Ribeiro and Tyra Banks.
“Dancing With the Stars” hosts Alfonso Ribeiro and Tyra Banks.Photographer: Sebastian Kim/ABC

“Dancing With the Stars,” one of ABC’s biggest TV shows, returns on Sept. 19 with a little surprise: an $8 monthly streaming bill.

The popular competition series, which drew an average of 6.36 million viewers a night on ABC last season, is airing live on Disney+, forcing fans to sign up for a monthly subscription if they want to keep up with the long-running show.