As part of the pact, Hough will host and develop specials and entertainment programming for the network.
“Coming home to ABC and being given the opportunity to develop projects for them that are as much on-brand for them as they are for me makes this even that more exciting for me,” Hough said.
“Derek is a creative force not just in the ballroom, but also every room he enters,” said Karey Burke, president of ABC Entertainment. “He has been part of our ABC family for many years; the energy and dedication he brings to every project is palpable. We value his partnership immensely and look forward to the exciting and imaginative projects to come.”
Hough became a regular judge on “Dancing With the Stars