Dancing with the Stars 4 will debut in March, could face off against American Idol

Before Dancing with the Stars 3 even concluded, ABC already informally announced plans for a fourth season of its runaway reality hit. Dancing with the Stars 4 will debut in March.

The network is at least considering letting the show face off against American Idol. The Hollywood Reporter says “the time period [is] still being worked out as ABC is trying to figure out whether to run it opposite the ‘tsunami’ that is Fox’s ‘American Idol.’”

While that seems like a fascinating yet colossally stupid idea, this is ABC, America’s most incompetent broadcast network.

The announcement was made at an International Radio & Television Society Foundation panel Wednesday, where ABC VP Jeff Bader said, “I have a feeling ‘American Idol’ is going to go down. TV Week says his statement had “just the right mix of ‘I’m kidding’ and ‘I’m betting’ in his voice.”

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