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ABC Goes for Gold With New Ice Dancing Reality Series

by Leonard Jacobs, posted Mar 5th 2010 1:00PM
Elisabeth HasselbeckFirst, ABC danced with the stars, and now, they'll skate with them, too.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, BBC Worldwide Productions and ABC will take to the ice to create a new reality-competition series, in which six celebrities team with a professional figure skater to perform in front of a panel of judges. (Memo to the contestants: Watch out for the French judge.)

Izzie Pick will executive produce the series, with a title yet to be announced.

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'Battle of the Blades': I'm a Believer

by Stephanie Earp, posted Nov 16th 2009 11:45AM


A couple of weeks ago, I made a few minor complaints about 'Battle of the Blades.' I take it all back. Not only did the show address a few of my issues (getting more comments from the female competitors, booking judges from the world of figure skating, like Kristy Yamaguchi and Katarina Witt), but they invited me to come see the Sunday night finale.

I do like to get invited places.

But never has an invitation made me feel quite so lucky to do what I do for a living (namely make snide comments about people who are more talented and ambitious than I am). Walking up to Maple Leaf Gardens from the parking spot I found in another time zone, a huge line of people are waiting for the ticket that will become available when people like me fail to show.

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