Just when there was about to be a lull on ABC Monday nights during prime time television after the end of Dancing With the Stars, the producers of that show have come up with another platform to get stars into new territory on a live show. Aptly named, it is:
Skating With the Stars!
What stars are going to be the first (the producers are hoping the first of many) to learn a new skill and display their progress on the ice in front of millions of viewers? Here is the first season’s list of contestants:
Bethenny Frankel (one of the Real Housewives)
Jonny Moseley (Olympic gold medal skier)
Rebecca Budig (All My Children soap opera star)
Brandon Mychal Smith (Disney channel star)
Sean Young (movie star)
Vince Neil (Motley Crue rock n’ roll star)
The preview showed the rigorous training, with lots and lots of falling, crashing, and slamming onto the ice by the contestants. It’s one thing to learn how to dance on a floor in dance shoes – it’s another to learn a routine while gliding at a steady pace on ice.
Now just who are the stars skating with? What was mentioned was just “six of the best skaters in the world” were paired up with them, but they did not reveal who they are. With the little tease of the preview, it could be an interesting show to watch with all of the drama, pressure and training the contestants undergo on Dancing With the Stars.
The first episode will air Monday, November 22, 2010 following Dancing With the Stars on ABC.
Source: Dancing With the Stars, Nov. 2, 2010 on ABC