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glad I watched the results show, Brooke where has that dress been all season.
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glad I watched the results show, Brooke where has that dress been all season.
She did produce 2 memorable highlights.smile.gif
post #5283 of 5460
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I think they would prefer not to attract fans offended by such. It would certainly hurt more than it helps... cred... she'll need going forward. The beaver being booed by his peers comes to mind.
I'm not sure any entertainer is offended by attracting new fans. After all, they are a business and trying to make enough cash to continue in their chosen field.

If I'm wrong, I'll be happy to join the group that did not become a fan during her time on DWTS. Maybe, in this regard, she did win.smile.gif
post #5284 of 5460
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I'm not sure any entertainer is offended by attracting new fans. After all, they are a business and trying to make enough cash to continue in their chosen field.

 

You go for your desired demographics. Going for others (as in your case) would be rather silly... you'd lose more than you would gain. It's sort of like often when people complain about x TV show... it was never meant for them and not liking it is exactly the reason the other demographic loves it. In this case if she didn't offend the old farts she wouldn't be attractive to her peers.

 

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I'm surprised that the show's producers didn't stop Zendaya from giving what appeared to be gang signs during the opening introductions each week. I'm not sure what she was trying to convey, but it was a big turnoff to many of the viewers I talked with.

 

Don't worry I'm pretty sure she won't have her gang come for you. smile.gif


Edited by Charles R - 5/24/13 at 7:30am
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Jimmy Kimmel FINALLY made a mention of the finale results on Wednesday night's show. I think even he is tiring of supporting (i.e., making wagers on contestants) it in his new earlier time slot. Doesn't even have the castoffs on the show for the obligatory short conversation and the ceremonial 'burning' (or more recently 'shredding') of the Capezios or the winners (via remote) at the end of the season.
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I think even he is tiring of supporting (i.e., making wagers on contestants) it in his new earlier time slot.

 

With the show's ratings dropping (like crazy) it's not the draw and or interest factor it once was... I'm sure they have taken such into account.

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She did produce 2 memorable highlights.smile.gif

Those are the memorable highlights that make me really love my 110 inch projector.
post #5288 of 5460
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With the show's ratings dropping (like crazy) it's not the draw and or interest factor it once was... I'm sure they have taken such into account.

Maybe the show runners need to rethink their "celebrity" contestant criteria. Last year, when the show had the former champions, along with other stong contenders, it was far more exciting to watch. Perhaps some of the charm of the two left feet folks should be cast aside for public figures who, while they are not dancers and have no training, display some ability to dance well. As they did in the Champions season, the Pros could really cut loose with some inventive choreography and the judges would actually have to legitimately evaluate the performances. I doubt that it will happen but it sure would be a must watch on my viewing schedule.
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Maybe the show runners need to rethink their "celebrity" contestant criteria. Last year, when the show had the former champions, along with other stong contenders, it was far more exciting to watch. Perhaps some of the charm of the two left feet folks should be cast aside for public figures who, while they are not dancers and have no training, display some ability to dance well.

 

I believe I read this season did relatively better in the ratings than last season. Such as it didn't have nearly the drop off of the all-star season.

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Congratulations to DWTS, received nine (9) Primetime Emmy award nominations.
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Reminder just came out - the new season starts Monday, September 16, 2013. Note that there will be only one show per week as ABC has dropped the Tuesday results show from its lineup.
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Another reminder, the cast and pairings will be announced on Wednesday, September 4 on Good Morning America, so don't forget to set your DVRs (and/or VCRs).
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http://movies.yahoo.com/news/leah-remini-joins-cast-dancing-stars-050000484.html

All right! However...possible bad news at the end of the article. Why isn't that thing dead already? mad.gif
post #5295 of 5460
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OK, the official cast and pairings for season 17 have been announced and are listed here:

http://abc.go.com/shows/dancing-with-the-stars/cast-announcement?cid=abc_ss1_dwts

Yes, some stars who were rumored to be on the show are there, plus new pro dancers too.

The new season starts airing Monday, September 16. Remember there's now only one show per week, no more Tuesday results show.
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The first show is September 16, the last show is November 25. (Remember that Thanksgiving is November 28 this year)

I've been doing some minor calculations regarding how the eliminations will be handled by looking at a calendar.

First show - September 16, no eliminations (obviously).
Second show - September 23, one elimination, eleven couples left.

etc., etc., etc.. until ...

November 18, one elimination, three couples left.
November 25, finale - winner crowned.

So it looks like no "double elimination" weeks will be necessary - unless they decide to skip a show on Monday, November 11 (Veteran's Day).
(I doubt it, they'll be down to four couples by then)

So, it's now just wait and see.
post #5297 of 5460
So how does it work not to have a Tuesday results show?  Are the eliminated team notified in secret Tuesday afternoon after the votes are counted, so that they don't have to waste the week practicing dances they'll never do, and then at the beginning of next Monday's show they act surprised?

What if there are team dances?  Then the rest of the participants have to find out in advance as well.
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So how does it work not to have a Tuesday results show?


If they emulate what So You Think You Can Dance settled on they will announce at the beginning of the show who is in danger and announce at the end of the show who is eliminated. This gives more air time to the celebrities of which is the goal I'm guessing... for both sides.

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If they emulate what So You Think You Can Dance settled on they will announce at the beginning of the show who is in danger and announce at the end of the show who is eliminated. This gives more air time to the celebrities of which is the goal I'm guessing... for both sides.
Thank you.  Still, not watching SYTYCD I'm not sure how that works; so the pair eliminated in the voting in week N are announced at the end of week N+1's show, and they've practiced (and performed) a number in week N+1 for nothing?  That would solve the problem of team dances, though.

Well, we'll see how they do it.  The only elimination programs I've seen where there was no need for a results installment were reruns of British shows, edited to have each round's results in the same episode, and "Splash," where the studio audience voted and viewers could not.
 
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So how does it work not to have a Tuesday results show?  Are the eliminated team notified in secret Tuesday afternoon after the votes are counted, so that they don't have to waste the week practicing dances they'll never do, and then at the beginning of next Monday's show they act surprised?

What if there are team dances?  Then the rest of the participants have to find out in advance as well.
Somewhere it was quoted how it would work - the judges scores from the prior week would be combined with them from the current week - still makes up 50 per cent of the combined score. That plus the audience vote from the prior week (the other 50 per cent) makes up the total. After doing the calculations, the couple with the lowest combined score is eliminated. They have done that in past seasons.

They may do what SYTYCD does now, let the bottom three couples know at the top of the show that they're in danger, let them dance and get scored, then do the calculations and see what happens. With now only one show per week, they don't have time to do the 'safe/in danger' thing for all the couples as has been done on the results show.
Edited by humdinger70 - 9/5/13 at 11:00am
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Season Premiere weekly BUMP! biggrin.gif

Season 17 premiere tonight!!
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Apparently there's to be no elimination this week, so we won't get to see exactly how they handle it until next week.

I was remembering Season 7 of "Last Comic Standing," where instead of the stage shows where an in-house audience voted, they took votes from viewers and announced the eliminated contestant at the start of the next week's show.  But there is a big difference: if you spend a week preparing and writing new comedy material and then you find out at the start of the next show that you lost the vote from the previous week and aren't going to perform, you can still use your new jokes in your other appearances, and you didn't have a week's work go to waste.  On the other hand, a couple on DWTS who have been eliminated but not told would prepare and rehearse their routine all week for nothing when they could be doing other things, and their costumes would be made (and possibly their set constructed) for no purpose.  Also, when there are team dances, the team that includes the eliminated couple would find their choreography tossed out the window at the last minute.

So we'll see how they do it.  Another poster alluded to using the previous week's votes; I guess that would mean combining the previous week's votes with the current week's scores from the judges, announcing the current week's eliminated couple at the close of the show, and then opening the voting among the remaining couples, all of whom will perform the next week.  Having no elimination in week 1 makes that feasible, and it also means no need for a separate results show (but also no opportunity for a viewer vote) in the last week.
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Apparently there's to be no elimination this week, so we won't get to see exactly how they handle it until next week.

I was remembering Season 7 of "Last Comic Standing," where instead of the stage shows where an in-house audience voted, they took votes from viewers and announced the eliminated contestant at the start of the next week's show.  But there is a big difference: if you spend a week preparing and writing new comedy material and then you find out at the start of the next show that you lost the vote from the previous week and aren't going to perform, you can still use your new jokes in your other appearances, and you didn't have a week's work go to waste.  On the other hand, a couple on DWTS who have been eliminated but not told would prepare and rehearse their routine all week for nothing when they could be doing other things, and their costumes would be made (and possibly their set constructed) for no purpose.  Also, when there are team dances, the team that includes the eliminated couple would find their choreography tossed out the window at the last minute.

So we'll see how they do it.  Another poster alluded to using the previous week's votes; I guess that would mean combining the previous week's votes with the current week's scores from the judges, announcing the current week's eliminated couple at the close of the show, and then opening the voting among the remaining couples, all of whom will perform the next week.  Having no elimination in week 1 makes that feasible, and it also means no need for a separate results show (but also no opportunity for a viewer vote) in the last week.
Look at my post #5296 above and you'll see how it should work.
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The first show is now in the books. No eliminations, as expected.

From what I've seen, Bill Nye will be the first to go next week.

And Keyshawn Johnson (who's colleagues at ESPN predict he'll last two weeks) probably won't be far behind (maybe three weeks).

Valerie Harper will stay awhile, it's a touching story about her survival from what appeared to be terminal cancer. She'll get a lot of sympathy votes.

The surprise so far - Glee's Amber Riley, who got three 9s from the judges. I don't think anyone's gotten a 9 in the first week of competition.

By the way, Jimmy Kimmel's pick to win: Amber Riley. Let's see how well 'Nostradancemus' does this season.
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Is my TV's color reproduction off, or did Brant Daugherty forgo the spray and show the real hue of his skin à la Mark Ballas?

Nice to see that Tristan MacManus went with a subtler shade and didn't chmerkovskiy his skin.

Corny song choices:
  1. "Weird Science" for Bill Nye
  2. the most hyped song of the summer ("Blurred Lines"), which reasonably should show up some time during the season, for the first song in the first week.

It struck me as odd that the phone numbers weren't assigned in the same order as Week 1's dances, as they've always been since I started watching DWTS, but then I noticed that they were assigned in the order of the contestants’ appearances in the opening number.

Also, no voting by text this season …

Humdinger70: you're probably the person I referred to who brought up using the previous week's votes, and if you are, you were right.  The explanation is now in the DWTS FAQ.  So now we know, and apparently there will be a separate results show for the finals.

My last comment for now: on GMA Corbin Bleu called Karina Smirnoff "Russian" (she's from Ukraine, not Russia) just the way Erin Andrews used to make the same mistake about Maksim Chmerkovskiy.  Got reminded of that by the clip where Keyshawn Johnson tried to use a British accent to mock Sharna Burgess's Australian one (though there's no proof that he actually thought she was from Britain, just that he couldn't distinguish the accents).
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I almost forgot!! eek.giftongue.gif

Weekly BUMP for tonight's show. Now we'll see how DWTS handles eliminations this season sans results show.
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The show is over on the west coast, so...

the reveal of 'safe/in danger' was a speeded up version of the same on the results show. Nothing was revealed early on, only after all 12 couples had danced.

Corbin&Karina did some serious moving up with their jive.

The last three standing were - Elizabeth&Val, Keyshawn&Sharna and Bill Engvall&Emma. Liz&Val were declared safe.

The first to go....

Keyshawn&Sharna (as many pundits had predicted). He'll get some ribbing from his Sunday NFL Countdown cohorts, for sure.

Eleven for next week. Saluting Hollywood.
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Nothing was revealed early on, only after all 12 couples had danced.
That's what they said on air would happen; I haven't watched last night's show yet, but I was assuming that both last week's and last night's judge scores counted toward that elimination, so all twelve had to dance.
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Congrats to Derek on his Emmy win. That guys is sooo talented.
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If you didn't see or hear it, two-time champion Julianne Hough makes her return to the program, in a few weeks, as a judge, while Len Goodman fulfills his duties on the "mother ship", the UK's "Strictly Come Dancing". smile.gif
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