The ballroom will remain open next season: ABC has picked up “Dancing With the Stars” for a 19th cycle in 2014-15.
The network also confirmed the return of “The Middle” for Season 6, following reports of its pickup late Thursday (May 8).
ABC scaled back “DWTS” to one night per week this season, but the show has remained a reliable performer in the ratings. For the season the show has averaged a 2.5 rating among adults 18-49 and 15.2 million viewers in Live +7 ratings. It remains a Top 10 show in total viewers and typically runs second or third in its two-hour time period in the 18-49 demo.