The drive for fresh television shows and new ideas is an ongoing feat, with producers and broadcasters constantly vying for the viewing market time. With popular shows like Desperate Housewives, Brothers and Sisters and Greys Anatomy, ABC has dug its heels to ensure that prime-time viewing is anything but boring.
Now running in its seventh season
, the popular prime-time dance show, Dancing with the Stars
has many people watching as famous faces are paired with expert dancers and taken from their own elements and taught to perform dances like the Jive, ChaCha, Mambo, Foxtrot and even the sexy Paso Doble. They are judged on their performances by a panel of expert dancers and then home viewers get to vote for their favourite dance team as well. The couple with the lowest scoring performance is sent packing during the elimination round of the show each week.
Last night during the elimination round for week two of the show, Kim Kardashian
had apparently given a depressing performance in the arms of her experienced partner and dance instructor, Mark Ballas. Ballas, whose father is debuting on the show and is the partner of Cloris Leachman, who is 82-years-young, was on the potential chopping block last night as well.
On Monday night, Kim and Mark scored only 17 out of 30 points possible for their Rumba. Cloris and Corky, Mark's dad, received the lowest score of the night at 15 out of 30 for their performance. Still, the American public felt that Cloris' 80-something performance was worth another go whereas the beautiful and curvaceous, but very much lacking in performance qualities, Kim had to go.
And who happens to be at the top of the dancing game
? Warren Sapp, a retired defensive end; Brooke Burke; and Toni Braxton. Also in the running this season, although not getting rave reviews just yet are openly gay ex-boy band member from N'Sync, Lance Bass and long time soap opera diva, Susan Lucci.
Last season, Mark Ballas and Kristi Yamaguchi won the title and took home the trophy but this season, Mark is out in just week two. Kardashian, whose father died exactly 5 years ago to the day, received a warm remembrance by her despite her elimination. It was reported, however, that she took her "booting" rather emotionally.
And where did this idea of grabbing stars and putting them on center stage come from? The British! Dancing with the Stars
is actually based upon the British series Strictly Come Dancing
So if you are in the market for something fun and non-violent and that is #1 in Nielsen Research Ratings, you may get more than an eye full as you see a blast from the past attempt a move that you never imagined possible.