Didn’t fox do this show a few years ago? In case you have withdrawals once Dancing with the Stars ends, ABC is introducing Skating with the Stars, basically the same who but on with ice skates instead of dance shoes. ABC has also named the stars they hope will bring in the sure to be curious audience: Mötley Crüe front man Vince Neil, actress Sean Young, Bravo reality star Bethenny Frankel, All My Children’s Rebecca Budig, gold medal freestyle skier Jonny Moseley and Sonny With a Chance star Brandon Mychal Smith.
Much like Dancing, the stars will be matched with pros, however, according to TVGuide, we won’t see pros like former gold medalist and Dancing champ Kristi Yamaguchi. “What’s difficult about having a big-name pro is that it takes the focus away from the celebrity,” says producer Deena Katz.
I’ll admit I’m a bona-fide dancing addict, but I really don’t like this idea. Not because I don’t like the people involved, it just seems kind of dangerous to throw people without any training into something like this. We already get enough injuries on DWTS, do we really need something more serious? I guess we just have to have faith that the producers know what they are doing, and that they won’t put anyone in any real danger.