With ratings down for Dancing With the Stars, ABC is looking for ways to freshen up the show, and they may have found a way to keep their numbers from slipping. The answer is ice. Celebrity ice skating competition Dancing on Ice recently had its fourth season in Britain, and ABC wants to bring a similar show to America. ...Except it's been here before, in 2006, when Skating with Celebrities was on Fox for one season with Kristy Swanson, Dave Coulier, Debbie Gibson and Nancy Kerrigan. We've got some ideas for other sporting events that might be more exciting to watch than ice-skating. Again.
Why is ABC planning Ice Dancing With the Stars when Skating with the Celebrities was already a flop that few other than myself suffered through? (Okay, maybe the former Mrs. Lloyd Eisler and her divorce attorney watched as well.) Plus, Dancing With the Stars is already a weekly chore, so why add another show about has-beens trying to be figure skaters? But most importantly, ice dancing is boring as hell (in my humble opinion). Watching its three nights during the Vancouver Olympics was the best insomnia cure I could find -- and that's saying a lot considering the many hours of curling I watched. So if networks insist on putting celebrities on these types of shows, here are some other Olympic sports they should tackle instead: