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ABC changes Dancing with the Stars dance-off length just because it can

Dancing with the Stars‘ finalists will have a dance-off on Tuesday, and ABC previously scheduled the hour-and-a-half special to start at 8:30 p.m. ET. That’s right in the middle of NBC’s The Biggest Loser 2, and the special concludes in the 9 p.m. hour, opposite the finale of Big Brother 6.

But The Futon Critic has a press release that NBC sent out to clarify the time. The show will not run from 8:30 to 10 p.m. ET. Instead, ABC is expanding the show by one minute, just to kick the other networks in the stomach. Here’s what the the release says:


Tuesday, September 20
8:30 – 10:01 PM
UPDATE DANCING WITH THE STARS: DANCE-OFF — Please note the new run time for this program (had been 8:30-10:00 p.m.).

Glad they cleared that up, but that final minute better include John O’Hurley pouncing upon Kelly Monaco, or ABC is going to have to answer to viewers.

Dancing With The Stars (9/20; 91 min.; length change) [ABC press release]

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