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5 Reasons Not to Quit ‘DWTS’
Posted By Stacy Jenel Smith On March 17, 2013 @ 12:02 am In Entertainment | Comments Disabled
When my daughter was a toddler, Barney the purple dinosaur was a hit. He seemed charming, at first — but years of all that gooey sweetness took a toll. By the time she was five, I started to crack, and one day, the “I Love You” song came on and I had to leave the room. Nowadays, it’s Randy Jackson’s “Yo” and that tired American Idol bit of the judges making like a contestant is going to get the axe, but then they don’t really mean it — ha ha — giving me that old Barneyfied feeling. Is it Idol specific, or part of a general reality competition show malaise?
Tomorrow night (3/18) just might bring the answer, because “Dancing With the Stars’ ” season 16 is launching. Last season’s all-stars competition yielded a ratings drop. It was such a disappointment, ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee made a point of saying they would not be repeating the all-stars experiment. “It turns out people want to see bad dancing as much as they do good dancing,” he said. I’m not going to tune in to see bad dancing. But I am going to tune in, and here are five reasons why:
But there are elements of concern. They added The Bachelor Sean Lowe to the competition as a late entry. Did you watch The Bachelor? Is it just me, or is he looking a little purple and green?
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