The prodigal son returns, as Maksim Chmerkovskiy has signed on for a major return to “Dancing with the Stars.”
The twist is that the dance pro, who performed on the show for seven years, has agreed to come back to the show as a guest judge.
According to E! News, Maks will appear on the Monday, November 18 episode alongside Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman.
The episode will feature another format tweak, with the remaining couples dancing to two separate versions of the same song, one original and one acoustic version.
The final five stars competing in season 17 are Corbin Bleu, Bill Engvall, Leah Remini, Jack Osbourne and Amber Riley, with “Saved by the Bell” alum Elizabeth Berkley getting the boot this week.
“Dancing with the Stars” airs Monday nights at 8pm on ABC. Are you jazzed about Maks’s return?