The 33-year-old pro dancer was absent from the reality dancing competition's sixteenth season and currently-airing seventeenth edition.
"Maks is part of the family," ABC president Paul Lee told reporters during a Television Critics Association press in August, according to People. "He may well be back. We love having him be part of the show."
Chmerkovskiy announced his departure from Dancing with the Stars in February, explaining in a media statement that after seven years of being a part of the show, he was eager to "explore other opportunities" such as producing and acting.
Chmerkovskiy -- who has competed in 13 of Dancing with the Stars' prior seasons but never won the title -- had initially revealed he planned to leave the show when his contract expired after Season 17, which will conclude in December.