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Dancing with the Stars producers “enjoying the controversy but it baffles us”

The minor controversy over Kelly Monaco’s Dancing with the Stars win led to a confrontation at the Television Critics Association meeting. Kelly took the criticism lightly, saying, “I do not hold anything personally. I’m not going to go home and cry because someone did not like my dancing. I felt from the beginning this is …

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Dancing with the Stars renewed

As expected, ABC has renewed Dancing with the Stars. The series will return next year, during midseason. The celebrities have yet to be selected, although an exec with producer BBC told Variety that “we guarantee even more tears, tantrums and tangos.” The format will remain the same; Variety reports, “No major changes are planned for …

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John O’Hurley gets his own reality series; Kelly Monaco’s win was guaranteed after audience vote

Going into the final episode of Dancing with the Stars, John O’Hurley had no chance. The Chicago Tribune’s Maureen Ryan talked to the show’s executive producer. Conrad Green says, “Even if she got quite a low score, she would have won” because, as Ryan reports, “audience voting in the week preceding the July 6 finale” …

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Dancing with the Stars reaches ratings high, has led to “renewed interest in ballroom dance”

ABC’s Dancing with the Stars continues to steamroll all other television shows this summer. This past Wednesday’s episode, during which NKOTB’s Joey McIntyre was sent home, gave the series its highest ratings yet. 18.59 million watched the show, and Variety reports that its “5.6 rating/17 share in adults 18-49 … [was] up 27% week-to-week in …

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