Fall TV Preview

DWTS Pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy Returning for Season 23

Maksim Chmerkovskiy is shimmying on back to the Dancing floor.

The Dancing With The Stars vet, who last served as a pro in 2014, is set to return for Season 23. The announcement was first made on Good Morning America.

Chmerkovskiy’s return comes as his fiancee, fellow pro Peta Murgatroyd, steps away from the reality competition as she readies for the birth of their first child. Other pros already announced for the fall cycle include Gleb Savchenko, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Sharna Burgess, Lindsay Arnold, Allison Holker, Sasha Farber and Chmerkovskiy’s brother Val.

Chmerkovskiy last took part in the DWTS competition during Season 18 when he won his first Mirrorball trophy with Olympic ice dancer Meryl Davis. News of his comeback comes just one day after reports began circulating that disgraced Olympian Ryan Lochte is on board for the forthcoming season. Additional celebrity participants will be announced on the Aug. 30 edition of GMA.

Are you looking forward to Chmerkovskiy’s return?

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  1. Tennisnsun says:

    Bring Max on! I’m looking forward to seeing which of his 6 personalities are on display at one time. I absolutely cannot see him getting along with Ryan Lochte! Let the games begin!!

    • Thea says:

      ^all of this.

      I wish Cheryl would come back. As much as I don’t wish Lochte on any of our lovely Pros, she’s dealt with douches before and I’m sure she could handle him. Lots of luck to whichever lady gets stuck with him!

  2. GraceM says:

    Interesting…. He said in an interview he wouldn’t return to the show.

  3. I think he took a well deserved break and his life has changed dramatically – I think we will see a different Maks

  4. Maksismyhero says:


  5. staci says:

    Yes I’m truly excited I love to watch him dance I don’t like him as a judge as he’s very opinionated but as a dance good lord yes

  6. Sandy says:

    What a disgrace to have Lochte on your show .. He disgraced the USA and you are going to glorify him … Now you will have 1 less watcher..I wish everyone would turn you off.. There are many proud Americans out there that would love to be on. Shame on you…Glad you are coming back Max I’m sad I cannot watch under the circumstances.

  7. Chaz says:

    Why would ABC glorify Lochte? He’s a disgrace. Weren’t there any one legged, transgendered midgets available?