America's ballroom challenge returning to PBS

Discussion in 'Dancing on TV' started by debmc, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. debmc

    debmc Well-Known Member

    It looks like the pro events at Ohio will be televised on PBS...not live though, from what I can tell. That is great to get some TV coverage of authentic dancesport! So glad it's back!
     
  2. debmc

    debmc Well-Known Member

    I am going to encourage everyone I know who thinks DWTS represents ballroom to watch OSB instead! Time for the lay people to see what real ballroom looks like!
     
  3. jiwinco

    jiwinco Active Member

    Very excited! Just saw this on Facebook
    :dancingbanana:
     
  4. GGinrhinestones

    GGinrhinestones Well-Known Member

    This is a great idea! Hopefully, we'll get an idea when this is going to air in enough time to spread the word.
     
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  5. debmc

    debmc Well-Known Member

    I hope it gets good ratings. I am soooo tired of people outside the dance world thinking that what is on DWTS represents ballroom. It will be great for them to see what the current top group of pros look like and what the actual dances look like!
     
  6. ACtenDance

    ACtenDance Active Member

    This program is what got me interested in ballroom dancing. Glad it will be produced again!
     
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  7. little_mouse

    little_mouse Member

    What page are you following for this? I would like to follow it too.
     
  8. Hedwaite

    Hedwaite Well-Known Member

    This makes me very happy.
     
  9. dancelvr

    dancelvr Well-Known Member

    Me too! Happy, happy happy.......

    Now, I've got to figure out how my DVD recorder works......
     
  10. debmc

    debmc Well-Known Member

    I think it is on the Ohio Star Ball page.
     
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  11. TakeTwo

    TakeTwo Active Member

    Ditto. The announcement came from them in my Facebook news feed. It's also on the OSB website. So stoked!
     
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  12. Loki

    Loki Well-Known Member

    Any word on hosts/commentators?
     
  13. kckc

    kckc Active Member

  14. middy

    middy Well-Known Member

    Mary Murphy is one.
     
  15. Dancing Irishman

    Dancing Irishman Well-Known Member

    I really hope she leaves the hot tamale train parked at the station...
     
  16. dlliba10

    dlliba10 Well-Known Member

    Oh man. Whatever you think about Mary Murphy, I'm glad it's two ballroom people doing the commenting and not poor Ron Montez dealing with questions like "What's the little flicky thing he did with his foot?" from the non-ballroom commentator.
     
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  17. middy

    middy Well-Known Member

    OMG yes.

    "Oh what is that one move they're doing? How is Latin different from Standard? Those costumes sure are shiny! Dancing seems pretty hard. Don't they train a lot?"
     
  18. Dancing Irishman

    Dancing Irishman Well-Known Member

    I should clarify: I like Mary Murphy a lot; I just really don't want to hear her yelling "WOOOOHOOO!!!" in the middle of a great showcase by Mazen and Iza (or whoever ended up doing the showcase routines).
     
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  19. Mengu

    Mengu Well-Known Member

    I don't think MM will be playing her SYCYCD character on PBS. What we saw of the opening and closing scripts, they are appropriately down to earth. I expect both Mary of her co-host Tony Meredith will be scripted in a similar fashion to the previous PBS shows.
     
  20. leee

    leee Well-Known Member

    WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOH, A SEDATE AND SCHTICKLESS MARY MURPHY BELONGS ON THE HOT TAMALE TRAIN.
     

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