Is Maks Coming Back to ‘DWTS’?

'DWTS' Pro Dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Photo: Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

One of “Dancing with the Stars” famous faces could soon make a triumphant return to the hit ABC series.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy sat out of season 16 of the show, telling fans that he was looking to explore other opportunities.

Now, ABC’s president of entertainment Paul Lee told reporters that the 33-year-old may be coming home for season 17.

“Maks is part of the family,” Lee said to “He may well be back. We love having him be a part of (the show).”

During his off of the network series, Chmerkovskiy held a role in the Broadway revival of Luyis Bravo’s “Forever Tango” with ex-fiance and fellow “DWTS” face, Karina Smirnoff.

Season 17 of “Dancing with the Stars” returns on Monday, Sept. 16, at 8pm EST on ABC.

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