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ABC's big Wednesday plan

by Brett Love, posted Oct 27th 2006 12:31PM
william shatnerABC 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.

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Brenda Jones

Why is it so hard to figure out how to be a contestant

November 17 2006 at 4:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jeff Correll

Crazy, bizarre? Yes, but I'll be watching! Sounds 70ish and I know many who'll dig it!

November 02 2006 at 2:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rob Walley

I don't know folks. Shatner has been on a really good roll the last few years. America is having a kind of love affair with the guy lately and if the show is even half good, it'll fly with the Shatman in charge. I look for it to be the surprise hit of the winter season just because no one expects it. In the meantime, ABC will advertise for Boston Legal during this show and cross pollinate viewers on Tuesday and Wednesdays. Stay tuned!

October 28 2006 at 12:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV

Watch: I bet this Shatner show becomes a huge hit and it fills that 8PM time slot twice a week just as well as Dancing with the Stars did. Then, Dancing with the Stars will come back early next year and dominates. Rinse and repeat.

October 27 2006 at 7:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

That's probably true,but what is going to happen to those shows (not that I care all that much)?

October 27 2006 at 4:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Brett Love

Taylor, you are correct. When they announced the schedule originally, that was the plan. I guess they think they can get more viewers with a game show than with George Lopez and According to Jim. And, I think they might be right about that.

October 27 2006 at 2:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Wasn't ABC going to put George Lopez and According to Jim there?

October 27 2006 at 2:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Simple mash up....dacing with the stars is a hit....every new crappy game show is a hit.......some genuis says, let's eat them both up and crap them out. We get this poop of a show!

October 27 2006 at 2:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Now's the time on Sprockets when we dance!

Seriously, though. This is insane. I would've thought that you had gotten hold of a hoax press release if you hadn't provided that link.

October 27 2006 at 2:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This new show sounds really--really--lame.

Even with the 13 dancers it sounds really lame or maybe when because it has 13 dancers who can break into spontaneous dance at any time it sounds lame.

Where do these people come up with these ideas and who at ABC/Disney approves this crap???

October 27 2006 at 1:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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