EXCLUSIVE: 'Dancing with the Stars' cutting back to one season a year
By SEAN DALY
Last Updated: 6:53 PM, December 6, 2012
Posted: 4:59 PM, December 6, 2012
Fine with me
As much as I love watching the show, I always thought it would be much better at once a year as well, so that's fine with me too. It will keep the cast more fresh not having to jam in a second season each year trying to find people somewhat relevant to be on the show.
In any case, Am dancing is kind of screwy politically right now, though some of the issues have been sorted out, and it's a lot easier to be on the pro side right now. (Not to mention the odds of it making the Olympics any time soon are slightly worse than Synchro getting into the Winter Games.)
And full disclosure, as a pro-am student I compete in NDCA-sanctioned events so I'm probably on some level biased against WDSF.
They could do the same with co-hosts. Start with just Tom and add the prior eliminated celeb to sit up in the skybox. I'd go one more and keep the celeb who did the best job.
AceOn6, the golf loving skating fan
I'd like to see Bruno replaced. Everything out of his mouth is calculated to be some outrageous sound bite, but most of it doesn't work and is just obnoxious, even inappropriate. And he's trying way too hard to be a big, brass personality every single time the camera is on him. I'm not a big fan of Carry Ann either.
I can do without Brook Burke, but I don't think she ruins the show. Just reduce her airtime and increase Tom's.
I think Carrie Ann is definitely the first to go. I kind of hope Len stays. Bruno can stay or go. I'm entertained by him.
Brooke doesn't ruin the show, but she adds nothing. It's a bit of a thankless job, but find someone who can at least give it a more humorous spin.
I disagree with the article where someone said viewers don't want to see people who can dance. They want to see people who can't dance. I disagree. It's just that this season was just all over the place with bizarre challenges, wildly inconsistent judging and weeks with no eliminations followed by weeks of double eliminations.
I can't stand Carrie Ann and if the producers are looking to replace judges she'd be the first one on my list to go. I know I asked the question somewhere else as to what her credentials were in regards to judging ballroom and basically she has none. She was a Fly Girl on In Living Color, went on tour with Madonna as one of her backup dancers, and a few other contemporary dance jobs, but never competed in ballroom and never judged it before DWTS. I know DWTS is a glorified popularity contest with some dancing thrown in, but still, if I'm wanting to learn actual ballroom from these pros, I want to get honest criticism from someone who's been in that world.
Bruno doesn't really bother me and while I think Len needs to eat more bran and loosen up, I wouldn't get rid of them unless the constant travel to and from London is exhausting them.
Len's really the only one with the first idea what he's looking at, so I would keep him. Carrie Ann can go--her constant tearing up is annoying, if nothing else. Bruno USED to limit his big bombastic statements as a response to something notable and now he does it every time.
I wouldn't want to see pros still actively employed by the show on a regular basis on the panel, but it would be nice to get a pro as a regular-too bad you couldn't use Corky or Shirley, but a couple seasons back didn't they have Donnie Burns on? Especially going down to one series a year they ought to be able to find someone who's a qualified pro with years of experience. (Heck, look into the Smooth and Rhythm communities and balance out Len with someone clear on the American Smooth concept.)
If DWTS were to "capitalize" on the "trainwreck" factor, they would lose me as a viewer!
Genereaux at is most obnoxious is when he starts raving at the top of his lungs about how proud he is of CANADA. DWTS would take that out of the equation.
He'd be the most competition for Len, because Len would have to start giving professional assessments or turn into the Carrie Ann of the panel. I don't think LG's ego could handle it, and I suspect the show will want a female judge.
"This, after all, is opera, opera in New York, not some dainty pastime like professional hockey..." -- Chip Brown, NYT Magazine 24 Mar 13
If they got rid of Carrie Ann, they'd need a female judge (hey, Toni Redpath follows the show pretty closely....) Of course the problem with her, Jean-Marc, anyone actively judging and teaching, is they'd have to move to LA for the duration if they're not already based there.
As long as they don't get Mary Murphy -- I haven't heard whether SYTYCD will be renewed so she might be looking for a new track for her hot tamale train.
I think I will have a snack and take a nap before I eat and go to sleep.
What a great article.
Len deserves his success.
It was a long time coming.