Monday, February 24, 2014

Erin Andrews Replacing Brooke Burke on Dancing With The Stars

For some reason ABC thinks that replacing Brooke Burke with Erin Andrews will help boost the ratings of the struggling network reality staple Dancing With The Stars. I don't see it happening. What I do see happening are a bunch of stories every week in the tabloids about how Erin is being a diva and no one likes working with her. I don't think there is anyone out there who is suddenly going to start watching the show simply because Erin Andrews replaced Brooke Burke. If they want to boost ratings the best way would probably try and come up with stars that average people have heard of. Everyone knows there will be a few washed up actors and actresses. A couple of people from some Disney tweener show. A castoff or two from The Bachelor and some former Olympians and an NFL player. Some seasons they toss in a D list reality star and call the collection of people stars. If the object of the show was to find a co-host similar in talent and ability to the stars they feature then ABC did a great job hiring Erin.

41 comments:

sandybrook said...

ohhhhhh I didnt know this! :(

Susan said...

I saw this last night. I think it's interesting. Surprising with her football gig on Fox. I think it's Fox? I only know about football happenings via The Husband. Her hair and makeup always looks fabulous. That's all I got.

I wonder if this show is on its last legs. I stopped watching the season with Chaz Bono. I just couldn't handle it.

I always find the professional dancers to be more interesting than the stars. Don't judge me: But, I went and saw a DWTS live show in Atlantic City. This was a good five or so years ago. And the pros: Maks, Cheryl, Karinna were AMAZING.

Katie said...

She was probably a ton cheaper. That's all. They are cutting lots of costs.

Sprink said...

I'm genuinely hoping they soon sound the death knell for reality programming.

Competitions are better, but should have a 5-year term limit.

sandybrook said...

I think viewers are getting tired of these types of shows and want to see acting on tv again. A show like this with nobodies and C-list talent really serves no purpose.

VIPblonde said...

Casting Fail. They should have gone with Carson Kressley

AsileM said...

I wonder who she slept with to get this job???

sandybrook said...

Hi VIP your picture made the front cover of my TV weekly insert in yesterday's newspaper (as Heather with a nice cowgirl hat).

Renoblondee said...

She grates my nerves.

Freya said...

Just cancel the show already and take American Idol with them.

Bexy H said...

I have no idea who that person is so whatevs!

Henriette said...

She needs to send a gift basket to Richard Sherman of the Seahawks. That asswipe put her on the map.

smn1985 said...

I cannot stand this chick's voice. Have you seen her probiotic commercial? The way she says probiotics makes me want to punch her. Damn that peeping tom for making her famous bc otherwise she would've faded into obscurity by now.

Jay said...

Interesting how much her career has advanced since that tape of her nude in her hotel room came out.

Who dances around nude while they iron, anyway?

Gina Sz said...

Totally agree

Gina Sz said...

Someone who knew they were being taped.

Violet617 said...

Oh goodness... heaven forbid they hire Maksim as a judge full time, or have him on for a guest spot or two, season 10 shippers and crazy cat ladies heads are going to explode. That and Kirstie Alley will be in the audience as a human maksim barrier against EA. This will do noting for the ratings, unless they have Mamma June on this season.

The Real Dragon said...

Who?

sugarbread maker said...

With all the buzz around scripted programming returning like b bad and hoc. Reality shows are thankfully done for. People want real drama like Scandal and Revenge. Not Snookie's and Side Show Bob's in sequins.

Count Jerkula said...

@Henriette: The peeping video put her on the map, and in many spank banks.

Mary Anne said...

@Count Jerkula
Not to me or anyone I know.

Count Jerkula said...

@Mary Anne: Everyone has different tastes in fapping material.

Harry Knuckles said...

Andrews is super pretty. Big knockers and a nice butt. It breaks my heart that the tape quality is so crappy.

Steampunk Jazz said...

Me..:-D

hothotheat said...

Totally agree!

Turkish Taffy said...

Thank you, @Jay! I was feeling guilty for victim-shaming, but I smell a rat. She was sexually harassed, and now she's a STAH? Something in the milk ain't clean here.

califblondy said...

I can't stand her voice. While I hope this keeps her off the football field, I've been done with DWTS for a while now.

I had read that Fox was kicking Pam to the curb for Erin and now another woman gets pink slipped in favor of Erin? Hmmm, how does that happen?

Steampunk Jazz said...

Thanks to Harry's clip, I have to say I don't dance like That..

Susan said...

Ooooo, Turkish Taffy. Your theory is intriguing.

She is one of the most gorgeous women on TV, IMO. That pic up there is awful.

I also think the broads on Fox News are gorgeous. I would totally go booze and eat chicken wings with Kimberly Guilfoyle.

I love the idea of Maks as a judge. I can't believe he never won.

How do they kick the stars off now that there's only one show per week? Does it happen right at the start of the show?

That was one reason I lost interest. These shows that require multiple hours of my life bore me. Biggest Loser, Project Runway. I just can't sit there for that long and focus. Fucking Downton Abbey almost killed me last night.

Tara said...

VIP, Carson would have been an EXCELLENT host. Where did he go? Let's bring him back.

This show needs to go one way or the other - make it a gay staple and bring Richard Simmons, an Osmond, David Gest, like whoever gay people might want to see either fail or succeed. JOHN TRAVOLTA!! GET JOHN!!

Or it needs to be a Midwestern hit with your Duck Dynasty type of folks. I prefer the gaytastic version.

Susan said...

Gaytastic gets my vote, too. I wish a gaytastic talk show would replace The View, too. Maybe Lance Bass and Isaac Mizrahi could be involved?

Bunni said...

This ^

Sherry said...

Susan, I watch DA last night and was very disappointed. Paul G I love but what was the purpose of his character? Oh now Mary's OTHER suitor is also of wealthy pedigree? And could Cora/Elizabeth McGovern have worse lines? Shirley McClain looks awful in it as well. Just a stupid episode. Not excited about the next season I have to wait 12 months for. Watch their audience drop dramatically.

Sorry for the OT

Susan said...

Sherry: Word! I do love Edith. This season was SO dull. Tonight, I have RHBH. Something intellectual. Just kidding. I really need to read a book.

nurysp said...

its over for these reality shows
we dont care anymore
bring back quality acting shows

Senor Salty said...

She was an embarrassment during the World Series. Her reporting style is like a 4th grader at a Spelling Bee. She isn't very pretty either. Has Carl Yastrzemski face

shopgirl said...

Meanwhile. PBS is thinking it can bring back the real deal Ballroom dancing competition show & maybe get some viewers under 50

Tina Mallette said...

Or they could rename the show, Dancing with Nobodies?

LT said...

I know this has been reported elsewhere, so apparently its true, but I would think her Fox/FS1 gig would have some kind of exclusivity clause that she can't work anywhere else.

Paint Chips said...

I'm sure Brooke is a very nice person, but I didn't like her on dancing. Erin is my favorite past contestant and I will actually watch the show this year because of her.

In other news, you just know she slept with Maks.

sugarbread maker said...

@lt. I think there are restrictions on only reporting for fox sports. Michael Strahan is on ABC. And fox sports on Sunday. 2 different on camera things.