On November 22, 2011, GSN announced that it’s acquired exclusive off-network rights to the ABC Dancing With The Stars series. The reruns began on January 21, 2012, first up being Season 4, the year of Apolo Ohno. GSN bought repeats through season 14. GSN mentioned in a press release that:
As we recently announced, GSN has acquired seasons 4-14 of DANCING WITH THE STARS, and we assembled a one-time only group of series veterans and dance pros to celebrate and promote our upcoming January 21 launch of the series.
GSN will kick off our airings of DWTS with Season 4 on Saturday, January 21, 2012, at 6:00pm ET/5pm CT. Season 4 episodes will air back-to-back every Saturday night on GSN through March 3, 2012.
As EW reported, in December 2011 took place a DWTS reunion in order to promote Game Show Network’s acquisition of Dancing with the Stars reruns. Derek being the pro with the most MBT’s won, was of course among those promoting the reruns.
Below you can see the promo videos as well as photos from the event.