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ABC kills Dancing with the Stars results, renews The Taste, orders fantasy competition

Dancing with the Stars will only air on one night this fall, as ABC has cancelled its Tuesday night results shows. That’s similar to the decision Fox made last year to limit So You Think You Can Dance to a single night, combining the performance and results into one awkward hour of television. ABC said …

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How The Taste screwed up

ABC’s blind-tasting cooking competition The Taste concluded last night, and just 3.45 million people watched, tying its lowest-ratings ever. It was easily crushed by the second hour of Hell’s Kitchen. It was won by someone familiar with being on a reality TV show: Khristianne Uy, who besides being Charlie Sheen’s personal chef, has also appeared …

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The Taste’s dumb judges: maddeningly rejecting food they like

ABC’s The Taste aired its second–and, mercifully, final–audition episode last night, and it drove me even more insane than the first audition episode. And that’s because the four coach/judges/chefs/whatever–Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Brian Malarkey, and Ludo Lefebvre–had a maddening tendency to reject a contestant and then praise that person for his or her amazing food. …

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