While the stars come and go, one staple of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars has always been their in-house orchestra that has at times had 46 members.
But is the network ditching their dedicated orchestra after 17 seasons?
That would be a yes.
Our production sources have confirmed that Harold Wheeler was let go from the dancing competition show. DWTS musician Rick Baptist is outraged and encouraging fans to write directly to an ABC executive.
In a move to get a younger demographic, “the show is changing from an orchestra to a house band — it will be hipper,” our insider says.