December 05, 2016 | Updated at 07:03 AM EST The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

'Dancing With the Stars' 2017: Derek Hough Heading To Competing Dance Series, Not Returning For Season 24? [VIDEO]

The popular 'DWTS' pro is heading to NBC for a new dance competition series, throwing his future with the ABC show into question.

By Kevin Jacobsen, EnStars on Nov 29, 2016 02:50 PM EST
facebook tweet this pin it reddit plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
Derek Hough
The popular 'DWTS' pro is heading to NBC for a new dance competition series, throwing his future with the ABC show into question. (Photo : Brian Bowen Smith/NBC)

It looks like Derek Hough might not be able to compete in the next season of ABC's Dancing With the Stars.

Hough has officially signed on for NBC's new dance competition series World of Dance, where he will join Jennifer Lopez and Ne-Yo as a fellow judge. The series pits dance groups and solo dancers against each other, with all types of dance styles being showcased, including "hip hop, krumping, popping, locking, tap, ballet, break dancing, ballroom, clogging, stomping and more," says Variety.

"Jennifer, Derek and Ne-Yo are three of the most accomplished dancers of their generation, and their incredible insight from the judges' table will be both inspiring and wholly constructive to the world-class level of dancers who are competing on the show," said Meredith Ahr, Universal Television Alternative Studio president, in a new statement. "We feel so very honored that the three of them are giving back to the dance community in this way."

There is no set premiere date for World of Dance but with all the judges signed up and a 10-episode order from NBC, it could presumably debut in 2017.

It's not clear exactly what this means for Hough's role on Dancing With the Stars. The six-time Mirrorball trophy winner has been one of the most popular pros from the show's early days, and is clearly valued by producers. Hough has taken off seasons here and there in the past, though, so this doesn't mean it's the end of his run on Dancing With the Stars.

Hough won Dancing With the Stars with Brooke Burke in season 7, Nicole Scherzinger in season 10, Jennifer Grey in season 11, Kellie Pickler in season 16, Amber Riley in season 17 and Bindi Irwin in season 21.

Dancing With the Stars season 24 is expected to debut in March on ABC, though no specific premiere date has been announced.

© 2016 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Latest News

Marvel vs. Capcom 4 Reported To Reveal Captain America And Morrigan

Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite: Captani America And Morrigan Confirmed To Be Seen

After a continuous race of speculations, Capcom finally confirms Marvel Vs. Capcom Infine to be unveiled in 2017

Microsoft Cortana

Microsoft's 'Home Hub' Feature: Check Out What Is It And How Does It Work

Microsoft is working on a feature called 'Home Hub' in which Cortana will be always listening. Whole family can access the shared information through this feature.

Pokeville themed cafe opens in Moscow

This Week's Pokemon Sun and Moon Sales Broke All-Time French Records

The game just does not stop rising in popularity. Even now it is still out-selling most other games.

Author/media personality PewDiePie poses for a photo at an book signing.

Pewdiepie Says He Will Delete His Channel At 50 Million Subscribers

Once he reaches the biggest milestone on YouTube he will end it all. He will still continue to work on YouTube though.

Anjelina Jolie & Brad Pitt at 86th Annual Academy Awards

After Brangelina Split: Jolie Seeks Solace From Johnny Depp And Kids Calling ‘Papa John’?

The recent divorce of famous Hollywood couple Brangelina taking twists and turns with every day new gossips emerging in tabloid and on the web. One such false rumor is kids are calling Johnny Depp as a father, and Jolie are in relation with Depp.

Real Time Analytics