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Debut Dancing ratings even with last fall, down 14 percent from spring; Bachelor down, too

The first episode of Dancing with the Stars 6 may not have had much drama, but it did draw 20.9 million viewers, making it the night’s most-watched show. That’s down 14 percent from the show’s fourth season, best-ever debut last spring, but its numbers are about the same as “its fifth-season, 90-minute debut of last …

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Samantha Harris allowed to talk but Marlee Matlin gets dubbed over on Dancing’s premiere

America’s number two reality series, Dancing with the Stars, returned last night, and despite the star power and their enthusiasm, was kind of flat. The biggest surprise was that the show lets Samantha Harris talk but won’t let Marlee Matlin speak. In a clip package, Matlin was shown signing and mouthing words, but a disembodied …

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Dancing with the Stars’ producer: “there’s nothing at stake beyond pride” and “a stupid trophy”

The executive producer of Dancing with the Stars says the show has no real stakes and only requires effort on behalf of its celebrity contestants. “It’s just about good old-fashioned effort for effort’s sake. No one is aspiring to genuinely be a ballroom dancer, so there’s nothing at stake beyond pride,” Conrad Green told the …

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Dancing with the Stars 6 cast includes Priscilla Presley, Marlee Matlin, Steve Guttenberg

The Dancing with the Stars 6 cast was announced last night, and includes Priscilla Presley, Marlee Matlin, Steve Guttenberg, and Kristi Yamaguchi. The 12 (alleged) stars are comedian and host Adam Carolla, telenovela actor Cristian De La Fuente, actor Shannon Elizabeth, actor Steve Guttenberg, magician Penn Jillette, R&B singer Mario, actor Marlee Matlin, Priscilla Presley, …

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Dance War concludes as producers turn on cast, announce Dancing 6 celebs to promote the show

To encourage viewers to turn into the final episode of its waste of time and space spin-off Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann, ABC will announce the Dancing with the Stars 6 cast during the former’s two-hour finale, which starts at 8 p.m. ET. Even more pathetically, ABC’s PR reps are distributing “insider” gossip about …

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy won’t be on Dancing with the Stars 6 but will return

Dancing with the Stars professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy won’t return for the show’s sixth season, but will eventually be back. “He just needs a break. He is part of the Dancing family, and he will be back,” an ABC spokesperson told People. The magazine reports that he will work on other projects, and “is putting …

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