FOX To Debut ‘Skating With Celebrities’

June 15th, 2005 // 5 Comments

In what is sure to be riveting television, and a rip-off of Dancing With the Stars, FOX is debuting Skating With Celebrities. It has now been confirmed that anything can be given the greenlight in Hollywood.

Trying to take a page from ABC’s white-hot “Dancing with the Stars,” FOX is going for the gold with a new celebrity ice-skating show.

The new program, aptly titled, “Skating with Celebrities” will pair famous faces with well-known pros in a weekly elimination competition, reports Variety. “If it’s interesting to see celebrities ballroom dancing, it’s going to be incredibly interesting to see if they can master a double axel and a spin,” said FOX reality programming boss Mike Darnell.

“Watching a celebrity try to master something this intricate is going to be compelling to watch. We expect a lot of falls and a lot of nerves.”

I personally don’t understand the viewing public tastes. I mean while shows like Entourage and Arrested Development are struggling to find viewers, America is watching crap like Dancing With the Stars. Here are some ideas I’m thinking of pitching to the networks.

- Shopping With Socialites
- Rollerblading With the D-List
- Watching Stars Watching Dancing With the Stars
- Driving Around L.A. With Lindsay Lohan
- Picking Your Nose With Jennifer Lopez

God help us.

FOX Prepares ‘Skating With Celebrities’ [FOXNews]

By Miu von Furstenberg

  1. Marina

    Are you serious? I’m telling you right now, the only people who watch this crap are old folks.

    Reality tv has gone to the dumps….

    Entourage is a great show! :D

  2. If ABC gets angry over the rip-off, they can always produce “I Want To Be With A Hilton”, which is a documentary of all the 40 something men out there who fantasize over Paris Hilton. I’d come closer to watching that than the original FOX version.

  3. Driving Around L.A. With Lindsay Lohan, would be so hot!

  4. nycpup

    Won’t they just bring back “Circus of the Stars” already?

  5. lala

    fox and abc are like the two popular school girls shamelessly ripping each other off. Both saying they started that certain trend first.
    But with like most trends, it’s flavor of the moment that matters. The “next big” thing is still up for grabs.

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