ABC has a bit of a problem. Dancing with the Stars
is going to end soon, they are down to the final four now, and with that it will lose two of the top five shows on TV. They've announced their plan
for Wednesday. Beginning November 22, the results show will be replaced with a new game show from Endemol USA called Show Me The Money
. Contestants will be presented with 13 dancers on stage and each of the dancers will have a scroll. As they answer trivia questions, dollar amounts from the scrolls will be added to or subtracted from their total. The press release also says that the 13 dancers will be ready to break into any style of dance at any time, "while audacious master of ceremonies William Shatner spontaneously boogies with the beauties on stage." Shatner... boogies with the beauties.
I'm guessing this show will do ok. It has as much appeal as Deal Or No Deal, or 1 vs 100. But it won't approach the same numbers that DWTS gets. Add to that the fact that Lost will be replaced by Daybreak, and the night will be anchored by the floundering The Nine, and things don't look so good for ABC Wednesday. No word on what they are going to do with that Tuesday at 8 slot yet.