Dancing With the Stars Season 18 Premiere Date Announced!
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Dancing With The Stars

Dancing With the Stars Season 18 Premiere Date Announced!

OK, Dancing With the Stars fans, it's time to start getting excited about Season 18, because we finally have a premiere date!

ABC just announced that Dancing With the Stars will return on Monday, March 17, 2014, during the normal 8 p.m. ET timeslot. The show will once again run from 8-10 p.m. ET on Mondays.

So yes, sorry folks, we're not getting the results show back. At least not this season — and based on ABC President Paul Lee saying at ABC's Television Critics Association panel that the network is "pleased" with Dancing With the Stars's new once a week format because "it opened up Tuesdays for us," we don't have high hopes of seeing the results show return in the future, either. Sigh.

In more cheerful news, Maks fans should be pleased to hear that Paul Lee also said that we can expect to see more Maks in the future, and that he "loved" having Maks on as a judge. Hmm... loved it so much he might make it a permanent thing? Maybe? OK, that's probably wishful thinking, at least for Season 18, but we'd definitely love to see more Maks next season, as a guest judge or a guest dancer.

Whether or not Maks comes back, and even though it's still only once a week, we can't wait until the new season starts!

Rebecca Martin is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, and genre TV expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!