A production source has revealed to NBC News that ABC executives and Dancing with the Stars bosses are discussing ways to freshen up the dancing competition.
(Pictured Above: Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani compete on 'Dancing with the Stars')
"There's nothing official yet, but yeah, there's a lot of talk about rebooting elements of the show, and yes, even when and how long the seasons should run," the insider claimed.
The informant added: "Some of that is just the normal convos that take place [after the last season] wraps.
"But there is a sense that something really needs to change, and not just cosmetic changes. Ratings slipped [last season] and no-one wants to see them slip any more."
A potential shake-up to Dancing with the Stars' judging panel of Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli has also been rumored, but the production sourced declined to comment.
"It's all about finding balance. You've got to evolve to stay on top, but you've got to keep the core of the show, because the fans still want it to feel like the show they love," the insider added.
The most recent Dancing with the Stars season featured the returns of the show's most popular contestants, with Melissa Rycroft being crowned the ultimate champion.
Dancing with the Stars returns on ABC on Monday, March 18 at 8/7c.