"Dance Off" Dancing with the Stars - Sept 20

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ABC hopes to end the "Dancing With the Stars" controversy once and for all with a "dance-off" set for Sept. 20.

Winner Kelly Monaco and her partner, Alec Mazo, will take on second-place team John O'Hurley and Charlotte Jorgensen in the 90-minute special (7:30-9 p.m. on Channel 30). As ABC puts it: "Both champ and runner-up have agreed to reunite for one more electrifying showdown!"

In part because of a complicated and confusing voting structure, the result of the original competition led to complaints from supporters of O'Hurley. In the finale, judges gave Monaco and Mazo three perfect scores of 10 despite what seemed to be mistakes in the program.

The viewer vote, which Monaco and Mazo also won, was based not on that week's performance but on the previous dance. To solve that problem, ABC announced that it would add a results show to the second season of "Dancing," set to debut after the football season.

ABC also had to deny charges that it fixed the competition so that Monaco, who appears on ABC's "General Hospital," would win. O'Hurley is best known for the character of J. Peterman on "Seinfeld."

In the special, each pair will perform several styles of dance, including Latin and freestyle. The judges will return for commentary, but the viewer vote will decide the winners, with the results announced two nights later, on Sept. 22.

The special will also include dance demonstrations by the professionals from the series, Ashly Delgrosso, Jonathan Roberts, Edyta Sliwinska and Louis van Amstel.
 
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The viewer vote, which Monaco and Mazo also won...
It'll be great to see yet another ballroom dance show. Simply amazing. Somebody pinch me. However, as for proving anything, it seems like Kelly and Alec have the majority audience vote, so my guess is they'll be easy winners. What would be cool is if they showed some kind of numbers either percentages or totals.

Also I wonder if this means that they've been practicing this whole time. Surely they knew about this well before we did.

The special will also include dance demonstrations by the professionals from the series, Ashly Delgrosso, Jonathan Roberts, Edyta Sliwinska and Louis van Amstel
:D
 

DancePoet

Well-Known Member
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Ayuh. :roll:

See what happens when a T.V. show doesn't get it correctly. The format was strange from the beginning. Now they are just using the controversy for selling more ads.

Gee, duh. :doh:
 

pygmalion

Well-Known Member
#13
I saw a commercial today during ABC daytime TV (soap opera) time slot. Surprise, surprise. :lol: Cheesy. Totally cheesy, IMO.

Shame on you, ABC. :evil:
 
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pygmalion said:
I saw a commercial today during ABC daytime TV (soap opera) time slot. Surprise, surprise. :lol: Cheesy. Totally cheesy, IMO.

Shame on you, ABC. :evil:
Well, I didn't say it wasn't cheesy...*sigh* (I agree with you)

But hey, I'm still holding out hope that the right MAN will pull through this time, as stupid as that may be....
 
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Did anyone happen to read the "Did You Know" section of Michael Mead's DanceSportComps newsletter? It pretty much dissolves any ideas that the dancers on the show are directly making a lot of money from being picked up by the series. It is true that there are lots of indirect ways, like more visibility for teaching, doing shows, etc., but anytime they are going to appear on TV, they need network clearance (for 5 years). Interesting...
 

chachachacat

Well-Known Member
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Porfirio Landeros said:
Did anyone happen to read the "Did You Know" section of Michael Mead's DanceSportComps newsletter? It pretty much dissolves any ideas that the dancers on the show are directly making a lot of money from being picked up by the series. It is true that there are lots of indirect ways, like more visibility for teaching, doing shows, etc., but anytime they are going to appear on TV, they need network clearance (for 5 years). Interesting...
Link?
 

pygmalion

Well-Known Member
#18
chachachacat said:
Porfirio Landeros said:
Did anyone happen to read the "Did You Know" section of Michael Mead's DanceSportComps newsletter? It pretty much dissolves any ideas that the dancers on the show are directly making a lot of money from being picked up by the series. It is true that there are lots of indirect ways, like more visibility for teaching, doing shows, etc., but anytime they are going to appear on TV, they need network clearance (for 5 years). Interesting...
Link?
http://www.dancesportcomps.com/Newsletter2005/September/index.html
 

wyllo

New Member
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That's a pretty raw deal to have to sign off on a salary for 5 years and give up any other appearances. Not like they really had any negotiating power to ask for more, though. Guess that's why so many actors on shows that become hits have disputes over salaries. Can't blame them for asking for more if the network is making money off of their work.
 
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Porfirio Landeros said:
Did anyone happen to read the "Did You Know" section of Michael Mead's DanceSportComps newsletter? It pretty much dissolves any ideas that the dancers on the show are directly making a lot of money from being picked up by the series. It is true that there are lots of indirect ways, like more visibility for teaching, doing shows, etc., but anytime they are going to appear on TV, they need network clearance (for 5 years). Interesting...
No, that's not what that means. the 'salary' was negotiated by an independent producer, not the network. And if they only got $1500 per week, they were foolish - anyone doing this kind of reality show sees a LOT more than that. Probably this was the 'salary' minus perks (hotel, etc) because there is a standard contract form called 'favored nations' that makes all salaries equal (nobody can negotiate a more 'favored' rate). If they did this without an agent, they got what they deserved unfortunately.

And, the 'network clearance' they are talking about is that they cannot do another SHOW like this without the ABC network clearing it. in other words, they can't do another "DTWS" type show, for 5 years. it's a standard contract knows an 'non compete clause'. they could dance tomorrow on another network for a million dollars - just not in a reality show format with their specific roles as proam dancers with the stars. They can, for instance, go on Leno with their star, dance up a storm, and collect $$$s.
 

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