2008 Winter TV Preview: Dance War: Bruno Vs. Carrie Ann

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Dance War: Bruno Vs. Carrie Ann - Season 1
Premieres: Monday, January 7 at 8:00 p.m. EST
Network: ABC
Creator(s):John Hesling, Moira Ross
Starring:: Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba
Website: ABC.com

Hoofers go toe to toe on this six-week series hosted by Drew Lachey. Based on the BBC program Dance X and spun from Dancing With the Stars (on which Lachey reigned supreme), the series stars Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba, both of whom were judges on the popular DWTS.

Theyíre also renowned choreographers, and theyíll be putting their dance smarts to the test as they search for Americaís most talented amateur performers who can both dance AND sing. The two will create rival teams and battle it out on the dance floor.

The format follows similar reality shows, where the top 12 contestants are divided into two teams led by Bruno and Carrie Ann. The fate of the teams is up to viewers, whoíll vote for their favorite group each week. The captain of the lowest-scoring group -- whether it be Bruno or Carrie Ann Ė will choose one of their performers for elimination.

The winners get a life-altering prize: the chance to tour as the opening act for a major performing artist and start a new career as part of a new singing-and-dancing act.

I dunno. Do we really need another singing-dancing-reality show where viewers get to vote for their favorites? I guess weíll see. Iíll watch it if thereís nothing else on. The stories of the contestants are usually interesting and, you know, the singing and dancing is fun.

Iíve liked Dancing With the Stars in the past, although didnít tune in last season, because it aired opposite something better. But both of those judges ground on my last nerve, so I'm not sure all of the aforementioned will be enough to draw me in.

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Hereís a sneak preview:

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