ABC has announced that, instead of a typical approximately nine-week season, Dancing with the Stars will air a mini all-athletes edition in the spring of next year, with Season 26 of the series premiering in Fall 2018.
"We're going to see you in the spring for a special four-week all-athletes edition of Dancing with the Stars!" Bergeron said while signing off at the end of the night.
The cast of athletes will be comprised of 10 celebrity and professional pairings.
"Ten athletes from all corners of the sports world will be teamed up with the show's professional dancers and compete on the ballroom floor for a chance to win the coveted Mirrorball trophy," ABC said in a statement.
The mini-season will be hosted by Bergeron and co-hosted by Erin Andrews.
The athletes will perform choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts as well as viewers at home.
It's still unclear what ABC will be airing in Spring 2018 instead of a regular Dancing with the Stars season, but the network's previously-announced slate of new shows includes The Bachelor Winter Games, Dancing with the Stars Junior, and its American Idol revival.
"There will be a mini-Spring season (4 Weeks). Not DWTS Junior. More info Tuesday," Bergeron had tweeted ahead of the Dancing with the Stars' Season 25 finals.
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After questions and comments poured in from concerned fans on Twitter, Tom elaborated, "Season 26 of @DancingABC will be next Fall. The 4 week mini-season in the Spring is a bite size, spray tanned spinoff."
Dancing with the Stars is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions with Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Joe Sungkur serving as executive producers.