'Dancing' cutting back to one season a year?
Report: Ratings for 'All-Stars' season has producers considering changes
ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" is doing the half step. According to the New York Post, producers are considering cutting it from two seasons a year to just the spring season.
"They have to figure something out," the Post quotes an unnamed production source. "Maybe change the judges. The show needs a total makeover."
Whatever that "something" is, it's not an all-star version. For Season 15, which wrapped last month, the show brought back past champs for the first time (including Drew Lachey, Shawn Johnson and Emmit Smith). Viewership was off 20 percent, while the finale was watched by a million fewer viewers than last season's.
"Turns out people didn’t want to see people who could dance," said executive Jay Rasulo of Disney (which owns ABC), according to the Post. "They wanted people who couldn’t dance."
Season 16 of "Dancing with the Stars" will premiere Monday, March 18, on ABC.
I have been saying that they need to get some new professional dancers though. Time for some of these people to move on now. I wouldn't mind seeing Derek, Mark, Cheryl, Karina and Max go. Some fresh faces would be nice. I also agree that Carrie Ann is very inappropriate and she can also be really snotty. Why embarrass the dancers like that? If not for them, you, Bruno and Len wouldn't have jobs now would you? I think Brooke is unnecessary. Tom Bergeron can carry this show by himself.
Please don't go to once a year. I love that this is on twice a year. It's something fun to watch for a change.
The voting via phone and computer, twitter, etc. is not controlled at all. In some of the message boards on ABC.com I saw where some people were bragging about creating multiple email accounts so they could load the voting for the person they wanted.
Maybe they should limit the voting to just after the couple has danced. Give the home audience just 10 minutes to get their votes in. That would eliminate any cheating. One time I voted using my celll phone, my daughter's cell phone, my land line and my daughter's land line. Then I got on the computer and voted there too. Me--1 person was able to vote way more than the stated limit. If the time was cut short for voting, people wouldn't be able to jump from email to email or phone to phone. Or if the vote was not based on the number of dancers.
This has been an election year and people were distracted by the fall election and debates, and all of the pre-election
campaigning and news documentaries, etc that took up the viewing hours on Monday and Tuesday evenings. That would
account for the reduced viewer-count.
I think the Judges are fine, but whomever is telling the Judges how to "act up" or demonstrate hostility toward certain dancers
or harsher than normal criticism in order to gain audience re-action is not doing the program any favors.
If the Judges are not be "directed" in order to cause ratings to go up, then by all means, someone needs to shake up Carrie Ann
and Len and get them to come down off their high horses and be a bit more positive than negative; especially if the dancer(s)
Also, why screw with the program as it is one of the few left than one can actually enjoy and get a "feel-good" reaction from.
There are not many good programs such as Dancing With The Stars to watch on TV any more and personally, I'm fed up with
violence, cops, detectives and stupid acting young people shacking up in apartments and having stupid acting young people
playing bedroom roulette and neighbors that do nothing but party all night every night and girls running around in their skimpy
undies or skirts or guys in their undies trying to get a laugh. It takes no acting talent to produce those shows and even less
writing talent and if this is what sells coffee, personal items, shampoo, makeup, then please take it elsewhere and give me
something to enjoy on television at night.
x709, Your useless comment says a lot about your character as well as your IQ. You must be a huge fan of Jerry Springer.
The is a great show it's the people you choose to dance on the show, I have watched the show every season until this all star line up. The all star line up should have been people that came in 3rd 4th 5th place. I also agree with the comments about Bristol, she is not a dancer nor a celebrate. She can not and I do mean can dance at all. Making two appearances on the show, totally turned most people off Also the face that you had formal winner on, It was not fair to those that did try and made it to like I said, 3rd 4th 5th place. Shawn Johnson also should not have been back on the show. she did more of her moves than dancing. All the ones that won in the past no way they should have been back. That is really where you lost people with previous winners then Bristol really made the rating go down. PLEASE DO NOT BRING HER BACK.
Thanks for Lousey season this time. Hope to see better people next time