"If this is the limit of where I can get in the show, well then let it be," said Chmerkovskiy during Wednesday's Extra broadcast. "I'm satisfied and moving on."
When Extra co-anchor Dayna Devon asked Chmerkovskiy if that means he "thinks it's time to move on" from Dancing with the Stars, he replied, "Yeah."
According to Chmerkovskiy, he's already got several new projects lined up, including a Las Vegas show.
"I've already been asked to choreograph other huge projects in Germany and in China and Macau," Chmerkovskiy told Extra during a follow-up segment that aired on Thursday's broadcast of the syndicated entertainment news program.
While Chmerkovskiy and Brown were the fifth-season's highest-scoring couple with five perfect 30s, he still had to watch Hough take home her second consecutive mirror ball trophy as a professional on the show.