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A second season of Skating with the Stars may happen, ABC president suggests

Addressing the failure of Dancing with the Stars spin-off Skating with the Stars, ABC’s entertainment president threatened/teased us by calling its premiere season its “first season,” as if ABC might actually attempt a second. Earlier this week, Paul Lee told TV critics that he thinks the show failed because “we were probably too similar,” and …

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Skating with the Stars trips, slices itself open with its skate, and bleeds to death

ABC’s attempt to turn the popularity of Dancing with the Stars into a spin-off series has failed: Skating with the Stars lost a huge number of its sibling show’s viewers, and kept losing about half its viewers throughout its premiere. The two-hour premiere was watched by 11.1 million people, although as The Hollywood Reporter says, …

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Skating with the Stars pros and hosts are even less famous than the stars

ABC has revealed the identities of the hosts and professional skaters for its upcoming Dancing with the Stars spin-off Skating with the Stars, and they’re even less famous than the six non-star stars who will be competing. Here are the pairings, according to ABC: “Bethenny Frankel & Ethan Burgess, Brandon Mychal Smith & Keauna McLaughlin, …

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Ice skating spin-off of Dancing with the Stars considered, despite Skating with Celebrities

ABC and BBC Worldwide are considering producing an adaptation of Dancing with the Stars that would let celebrity contestants learn how to ice skate. Joe Adalian reports at The Wrap that the show’s “producers are discussing importing a BBC format in which celebrities train to perform splashy ice skating routines,” and while “[n]o deal has …

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