Dancing With the Stars has been around for 16 seasons, so clearly the hit ABC competition knows what it’s doing. However, the veteran show may be getting a shake-up, as sources report that the judges’ panel — Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba — may not return next season.
Rumors have swirled that the trio will be replaced by celebrity judges, much like other reality competition shows like American Idol, The Voice, The X Factor, and America’s Got Talent. Though we’re torn about seeing our favorite judges depart, ratings have fallen recently, and fresh faces could be what the show needs to step up its game. Plus, ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee recently noted they want to “age down” casting on the show to attract younger viewers, and let’s be real — Len isn’t exactly young.
With that being said, we’ve dreamt up a few ideas for ABC if they decide to make an all-celeb panel. This includes replacing co-host Brooke Burke, but not Tom Bergeron, because could you really remove him? That’s like taking Andy Cohen off of Bravo.
Check out the gallery below to see our dream-casted celebrity panel, and then hit the comments with your thoughts and suggestions!