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WildRose
05-18-2011, 09:43 PM
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5hfInCmVvkSPNgv3HgYkByzwTZ-Ug?docId=6885178

Albrecht expects many of the same figure skaters from last season to return, but says producers aim to bring in "at least three, sometimes four new girls" to keep things interesting. He hopes to have figured out the roster of skaters by the end of June.

And Albrecht, who once managed the careers of Wayne Gretzky, Mike Weir and Kurt Browning, acknowledges that he's heard from plenty of skaters who would love to appear on the show, which has become a breakout hit for CBC.

"We knew it would be successful, but we didn't think it would be to the level of success that it's reached," said Albrecht, who added that there's interest in creating international versions of the series in Russia and the United States.

"I think it's great for the NHL guys, but I think it's great for the skaters. The NHL guys now have such respect for the figure skaters.
:encore:

alilou
05-19-2011, 02:08 AM
Wheeeeeeeee :cheer2:

WildRose
05-19-2011, 05:09 PM
From @SandraBezic on Twitter:

We've lost our venue for BOTB 3 (bumped by a mega movie) and are In the process of finding a new home in the GTA

AragornElessar
05-19-2011, 10:40 PM
Wonder what movie? I haven't heard of anything starting up in GTA w/any big names.

Regardless, I really hope that Brendan Shanahan signs on for this upcoming season. He was one of the best skaters of his Generation in the NHL and also pretty easy on the eyes to boot. Fingers crossed!!

Scrufflet
05-20-2011, 01:20 AM
Any ideas on the female participants? For me, they absolutely must have Shae! I wonder if Marie- France will return post-baby. I suspect we'll see Tanith. I like the idea of half ice dancers and half pairs. I would love to see Denkova (is she in shape?). I'd love to see some from across the pond, ones we don't get a chance to see much. Sinead Kerr would be great!
Pairs? I don't know. Berezhnaya(sp.)?
Who do you think and whom would you like to see?

Norlite
05-20-2011, 03:47 AM
From @SandraBezic on Twitter:


Wonder what movie? I haven't heard of anything starting up in GTA w/any big names !


It's the Total Recall remake. Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Bryan Cranston.

Jenny
05-20-2011, 03:53 AM
I wonder if Tanith might prefer to come back as a host - perhaps doing backstage tours/interviews or post-performance chats? She seemed to enjoy it on last year's skating with the stars show.

Speaking of, any word on that being repeated?

The Accordion
05-20-2011, 05:23 AM
It's the Total Recall remake. Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Bryan Cranston.


Ewwwww~

But BOTB - Yayyyyyyyy!

professordeb
05-20-2011, 02:13 PM
If I'm a dancer and not a pairs skater and was somewhat serious about wanting to win for my charity, I think I'd pass on BOTB this season. It seems to me (and yes, it's just my opinion and observation of such) that scores/comments have been skewed in favour of pairs moves. Unless you as a dancer can do pairs moves (big lifts, throws, jumps) you may as well resign yourself to second at best.

tapper88
05-20-2011, 10:51 PM
a little birdie told me that Katia and Jamie are not going to be on this season.

JasperBoy
05-21-2011, 12:57 AM
a little birdie told me that Katia and Jamie are not going to be on this season.

Hmmm. Now that I think about it, that makes sense.

It's always great to see the pro/retired ladies, no matter who.

professordeb
05-21-2011, 02:45 PM
a little birdie told me that Katia and Jamie are not going to be on this season.

I'm sure they will be replaced with some other women who have pairs experience. Would be nice to see a couple of other women who have dance experience added but besides Tanith B and Marie France, my mind is coming up blank! Rather typical of me :lol:, blanking out on important stuff like skater's names ;)

Skate Talker
05-21-2011, 04:15 PM
How about Meghan Wing? I am thinking probably she would be too busy with her skaters to be away from home for so long but she is a great ice-dancer and teacher and no slouch in the area of choreography either. And she is so pretty and sweet too. I can see her taming a hard-core NHLer.

victoriajh
05-21-2011, 04:50 PM
a little birdie told me that Katia and Jamie are not going to be on this season.

whether you like them or not jamie is good press and people in canada ( the non skating fans) know who she is-
katia as well has a huge following in the skating world in canada it will be a different show without them-
katia managed to bring an iincredibly high level to the programs she skated in-and while the average joe blow might not necessarly appreciate it it makes a differnce to the show IMHO
i dont think marie france is in the same league as these two women for shows liek this and she is the best they got then i prob wont watch

Skate Talker
05-21-2011, 05:10 PM
^ Byeeeeeee.