The summer hit "Dancing with the Stars" will return with an eight-week run on Jan. 5. This past summer's hit series will replace the action drama Alias
, which will take a broadcast hiatus due to Jennifer Garner's
maternity leave and which is scheduled to return to the lineup with original episodes in the spring.
"We are so grateful viewers embraced this show," said Andrea Wong, executive vice president, Alternative Programming, Specials and Late-Night, ABC Entertainment. "With a new cast of stars and the addition of the results show, we will be delivering to them a season that has even more drama, more dancing and more glitter!"
This second season of will feature a new lineup of celebrities, who will be announced at a later date. A weekly results show will air in the days following the Thursday broadcast. The day and time of that broadcast will also be announced at a later date.