Skating with the Stars tanks,Taylor Momsen gets suspended and Joss Whedon fumes.
This show tried to make me believe that it was the most dangerous competition on TV, but c'mon. I watch The Challenge on a regular basis and those people are 50 feet up in the air dangling on a string or something between buildings. Jonny Moseley used to host that program (back when it still had the Real World/Road Rules moniker), so I'm surprised he didn't call the Skating With the Stars producers out on that. Frankly, I think even Wipeout is more dangerous.
NBC is doing something awesome. I'm serious!
RIP Life Unexpected, I guess.
ABC's gotta do something to fill the time between Dancing With the Stars seasons, so starting in late November and abruptly ending before the new year we are getting six episodes of Skating With the Stars, a DWTS on ice, if you will, 66 percent filled with people I've actually heard of! Not a bad ratio as far as these shows go, really. We don't know who their pro partners are yet (I didn't recognize any figure skating celebs in last night's promo, but I wasn't really looking at the pros), but here are some comments on the "stars" we'll be watching falling on their asses and accidentally slashing themselves and others with their skates come Thanksgiving time.
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.