Dancing With The Stars: All Stars Contestants Include Joey Fatone, Bristol Palin, Kirstie Alley And Apolo Ohno
Among the first series to return this fall is ABC's popular dance competition series Dancing with the Stars, and this season's is a big one as it's the All Stars season. Which former contestants will return to the series to face off against one another? ABC made the official announcement today, along with the news that America will choose the final contestant.
As you may be aware, CBS has engaged in a bit of a legal altercation with ABC over the similarities of ABC's new reality series The Glass House to CBS' own long-running series Big Brother. Granted, Big Brother is based on a hugely popular international format, but CBS hasn't tried to claim otherwise. While CBS has attempted to stop ABC's The Glass House from airing by legal methods, the Eye has also taken a snarkier approach to addressing the issue, in the form of an "announcement" about a dance series that sounds suspiciously like Dancing with the Stars.
The Avengers is the gift that keeps on giving for Disney, with Hulk-size box office numbers totaling more than $1 billion globally already. So why wouldn't ABC want to cash in on that in their own way? It looks like the network is aiming to do just that with a Hulk TV series being developed for the 2013-2014 season.
ABC also spent a good chunk of the day renewing a vast number of scripted shows, which is great if you are a fan, say, of Once Upon A Time or Revenge, but also sort of annoying if you were hoping for some renewals of the network's reality programs. Luckily, it has not taken long for the Disney-owned network to rectify the situation. In a quick and certain move, ABC has renewed three veteran reality series programs.
Those who are looking forward to the return of Dancing with the Stars next month will be happy to know that ABC has released the list of names and pairings for the dance competition’s upcoming fourteenth season. Among them, Melissa Gilbert, Gladys Knight, Martina Navratilova, and Steve Urkel himself, Jaleel White.
GLAAD has announced the nominees for its 23rd Annual Film/TV Awards, and the network at the top of the heap might come as something of a surprise. In spite of the critically panned and denounced by GLAAD itself for the very short-lived sitcom about cross dressing, Work It, ABC leads the pack for nominations this year.
While last night’s season finale of Dancing with the Stars brought in big numbers as viewers tuned in to see which contestant took home this season’s mirror ball, the ratings were still down from last season’s finale. Still, ABC pulled off a win for the night, beating out Fox’s The X Factor by more than ten million viewers.
ABC has released some of the midseason premiere dates for their new and returning series. Among the series getting their start in January is the new comedy Work It, along with unscripted series Celebrity Wife Swap and Winter Wipeout. The network has later dates set for newcomers GCB, Missing and The River.
Anyone who’s ever watched American Idol with any consistency knows at least one person gets utterly screwed every season by wonky fan voting every year. It’s like clockwork. Some poor soul will sing their heart out and ultimately go home because overly confident fans decided to use their votes to protect someone who was noticeably worse and seemingly in more danger to go home.
The thirteenth season of Dancing with the Stars premieres later this month. ABC released some promotional photos of the couples, as well as a few snapshots of some of the stars practicing with their partners. Check them out ahead and speculate over which pair-ups have what it takes to make to the end.
The usual batch of has-beens, D-listers and a handful of actually famous people have been announced for this year's roster of Dancing WIth the Stars contestants. Going into its 13th (!) season the stalwart reality show has actually managed to collect some big and even controversial names for the new series
Kristin Cavallari and her flat belly has been added to the pile of names tossed out as contestants. Though no word is out yet on whether or not she signed, The Hills actress was offered a contract.
ABC has all of their ducks (and planes, angels, dancing celebrities, and modern families) in a row for the Fall 2011 primetime TV lineup. The network announced the schedule today, which includes super-sized premieres for Modern Family, The Middle, and Grey’s Anatomy, among others.
Dancing With The Stars keeps on tugging along, now in its’ twelfth season with ‘stars’ like Steelers player Hines Ward, Karate Kid legend Ralph Macchio, and Disney Channel star Chelsea Kane competing for the ‘mirror ball’ trophy. It’s not all easy and breezy dancing though, while not as dangerous as a professional hockey game, a bad fall by professional dancer Kym Johnson displayed just how close the dancers come to danger every time they step on the floor.
In addition to better weather, spring also brings the conclusion to many TV shows for the season (and in some cases, forever.) ABC released the season finale schedule for their current primetime line-up, which includes a double-dose of Desperate Housewives and Cougar Town.