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MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew, Lifetime’s Your Momma Don’t Dance are ratings winners

Cable networks’ attempts to clone dance competition reality shows such as Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance have actually been successful: MTV’s Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew and Lifetime’s new Your Momma Don’t Dance are both performing well in the ratings. Randy Jackson’s show “has become cable’s top …

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Lifetime’s dance competition Your Mama Don’t Dance pairs professional dancers with their parents

Lifetime’s forthcoming Dance Nation has been retitled Your Mama Don’t Dance to reflect its twist: professional dancers are competing along with their amateur parents. “Contestants who thought they’d signed up for a simple dance-off weren’t told until this weekend that they were actually in for something completely different,” Variety reports. That twist was “revealed to …

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American Gladiators, How to Look Good Naked draw big numbers for their debuts

American Gladiators scored well for NBC during its two-episode debut on Sunday night, drawing 12 million viewers. That’s “the highest 18-49 rating for any new-show premiere on any network this season, and NBC’s top 18-49 rating for a new-show debut since ‘Heroes,’” according to the network. Variety reports that the series “grew from its first …

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Carville and Matalin will advise high school president candidates on Lifetime show Election

Lifetime is planning a political reality series, but unlike Showtime’s American Candidate, the participants will actually be running for office: high school president. Election will follow politician students at a Washington, DC, area school. Advising the participants will be James Carville and Mary Matalin, the husband and wife team of political consultants who’ve helped their …

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