'Dancing With the Stars' not returning in spring 2020 amid backlash and controversy

"Dancing With the Stars" will not be coming back in the spring of 2020. Just like last year, ABC has decided to nix the dance series from its spring lineup. Instead, "American Idol" will fill the Monday night time slot for part of the third season's run. This is the second time "DWTS" has taken a yearlong break since the competition show began a spring-fall schedule in 2007.