How to watch Dancing with the Stars season 32: Release date and time

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Hot-cha-cha! It's almost time to watch Dancing with the Stars season 32, which is airing live on both ABC and Disney Plus. While there were rumors the premiere might be delayed due to the Hollywood strikes, the show is going on as planned. 

DWTS season 32 details

Dancing With the Stars season 32 premieres Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. ET. / 5 p.m. PT on ABC and Disney Plus.

Dancing With the Stars first debuted in June 2005 on ABC and has been a mainstay on the network since. Last year, season 31 moved to Disney Plus. But the competition series is now airing live on both, likely due to ABC's need to fill holes in its schedule made by the strikes. 

Dancing With the Stars season 32 features the usual mix of actors, singers and athletes. The celebrity cast includes actress Alyson Hannigan (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), singer Jason Mraz, actress/singer Jamie Lynn Spears (Zoey 101), Ariana Madix of Vanderpump Rules, Bachelorette Charity Lawson and NFL running back Adrian Peterson.

Alfonso Ribeiro will serve as host, while Julianne Hough joins as co-host. Derek Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli return as judges. 

Here's everything you need to watch Dancing With the Stars season 32. Scroll down for the full cast list and video preview.

How to watch Dancing With the Stars season 32 in the U.S. and Canada

Dancing With the Stars season 32 premieres Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on ABC and Disney Plus in the U.S. (and Disney Plus in Canada).

Episodes are also available to stream the next day on Hulu.

Disney Plus

Disney Plus gives you access to the entire Disney vault of classics like Frozen, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast as well as newer hits like The Mandalorian, She-Hulk more. Disney Plus starts at $7.99/month, while the Disney Bundle Duo Basic also gives you Hulu for $9.99.

Sling TV

Sling TV: The Sling Blue package carries ABC in select markets. Right now, new subscribers get half off their first month. After that, the service starts at $45 per month, a very reasonable price for live TV.

How to watch Dancing With the Stars season 32 internationally

As of now, Disney Plus is not streaming Dancing With the Stars season 32 in countries outside of the U.S. and Canada. However, it may become available in the coming months.

Disney Plus is currently available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. 

Dancing With the Stars season 32 cast

The Dancing With the Stars season 32 cast is comprised of 13 celebrities, paired with pro partners. They are:

  • Tyson Beckford (model & actor) with Jenna Johnson
  • Xochitl Gomez (actress) with Val Chmerkovskiy
  • Alyson Hannigan (actress) with Sasha Farber
  • Harry Jowsey (Too Hot to Handle) with Rylee Arnold
  • Charity Lawson (The Bachelorette) with Artem Chigvintsev
  • Ariana Madix (Vanderpump Rules) with Pasha Pashkov
  • Jason Mraz (singer) with Daniella Karagach
  • Adrian Peterson (NFL running back) with Britt Stewart
  • Lele Pons (social media personality) with Brandon Armstrong
  • Mira Sorvino (actress) with Gleb Savchenko
  • Jamie Lynn Spears (actress & singer) with Alan Bersten
  • Mauricio Umansky (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) with Emma Slater
  • Matt Walsh (actor) with Koko Iwasaki
  • Barry Williams (actor) with Peta Murgatroyd
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