While it's not clear what ABC -- whose upcoming slate of new shows includes The Bachelor Winter Games, Dancing with the Stars Junior, and its American Idol revival -- will be airing in Spring 2018 instead of a regularDancing with the Stars season, Tom announced the show still has something in store for fans.
"There will be a mini-Spring season (4 Weeks). Not DWTS Junior. More info Tuesday," Tom tweeted on Monday ahead of Dancing with the Stars' Season 25 finals.
After questions and comments poured in from concerned fans on Twitter, Tom elaborated, "Season 26 of @DancingABC will be next Fall."
The show host added, "The 4 week mini-season in the Spring is a bite size, spray tanned spinoff."
ABC will have a full plate of reality shows come the new year, as The Bachelor's 22nd season starring Arie Luyendyk Jr.premieres Monday, January 1 at 8PM ET/PT and then the franchise's Winter Games spinoff is scheduled to air in February.
A month later, American Idol will return to television on Sunday, March 11 at 8PM ET/PT.
At the time, ABC revealed Dancing with the Stars Junior will pair celebrity kids with professional junior ballroom dancers to perform choreographed routines in front of a judging panel of renowned ballroom experts.
Tom, however, confirmed that the show's "mini season" will not be the Dancing with the Stars Junior spinoff, which was initially slated to premiere in the spring as well.
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