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OTRC: Maksim Chmerkovskiy to return to 'Dancing With The Stars' as judge?

'Dancing With The Stars' guest judge Maksim Chmerkovskiy talks to OTRC.com after season 17's week 10 on Nov. 18, 2013.

Was Maksim Chmerkovskiy's stint as a guest judge on "Dancing With The Stars" on Monday his last appearance on the show?

The 33-year-old pro dancer had been a cast member on the ABC series between seasons 1 and 15 and returned as a guest dancer earlier this spring for season 16. The series in on its 17th season and Chmerkovskiy returned to the show on Monday to serve as a guest judge for week 10. He talked to OTRC.com before the taping about his future with the series.

When asked if he would like to become a judge on an upcoming season of "Dancing With The Stars," he remained coy. (Watch the full interview with Maks, above)

Two seasons of the ABC show typically air every year -- one in the spring and one in the fall. The network has not confirmed whether or not "Dancing With The Stars" will return for season 18. Although ratings have fallen in recent years, the series remains one of ABC's most popular and top-rated programs.

Read a RECAP of Monday's episode of "Dancing With The Stars."

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