Seven appears to have crossed Dancing with the Stars off its 2016 dance card, but may yet revive it in the future.
A Seven spokesperson told TV Tonight, the network is “Still working through the casting for the next series,” but it is “Unlikely that it will screen in 2016.”
At last year’s Upfronts Seven announced the series as returning, but earlier this year Director of Programming Angus Ross noted, “I would suggest, as it is every year, the return of Dancing with the Stars is dependent on the cast you can get together as to whether it would return this year or not.”
With the addition of the Olympics this year Seven is already looking at a busy second half. There is already chatter about a shorter X Factor on the way.
But this could be the first year since 2004 for the ballroom spectacle not to feature.