When ABC unveiled its new fall lineup this week, one thing fans couldn’t help but notice was a drastic cut to “Dancing With the Stars,” which will only be airing one night a week — on Mondays — come fall. The network has decided to build the results show into the new two-hour once-a-week format, and ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee has spilled the details on why that decision was made, as well as teased some other major changes in store for the popular reality series.
“General Hospital’s” Ingo Rademacher (ex-Jasper ‘Jax’ Jacks) shook it like nobody’s business as a contestant on ABC’s popular reality series, “Dancing With the Stars,” but unfortunately, he and professional partner Kym Johnson were eliminated from the competition last night during the semi-final round, meaning the actor is hanging up his dancing shoes — at least for now.
ABC has announced its new fall primetime schedule which includes the trimming of “Dancing with the Stars” from two nights to just one (now only on Mondays) with “Castle” remaining in its slot for the fifth year running. Tuesday nights finds the introduction of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,” a spin-off series from the “Avengers” film franchise, followed by new comedies “The Goldbergs” and “Trophy Wife.” New drama “Lucky 7” replaces “Body of Proof,” which was canceled.
On the Thursday, April 4 edition of “Dr. Phil,” former “All My Children” star J.R. Martinez (Brot Monroe) opens up about the day that changed his life forever – the day the Iraq war hero-turned actor and “Dancing with the Stars” champion suffered smoke inhalation and severe burns to 34 percent of his body after a roadside bomb hit the front tire of his Humvee in the city of Karbala.
In addition to discussion on Iraq, look for Martinez’s message for Jasmine, a victim shot in the leg in the Aurora, Colorado movie theater tragedy last summer.
ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” is heading to the prom on tonight’s 2-hour performance edition of America’s favorite dance competition series. Also expected to attend are Ingo Rademacher‘s “General Hospital” leading ladies Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis), Vanessa Marcil (Brenda Barrett) and Laura Wright (Carly Corinthos Jacks).
When Ingo Rademacher (Jasper “Jax” Jacks) was announced as a celebrity dancer on “Dancing with the Stars” for the competition series’ 16th season, many avid “General Hospital” fans wisely guessed the actor’s dancing chops would be tested as part of a cross-promotional opportunity between ABC’s primetime juggernaut and the networks daytime soap staple.
Entertainment Weekly is exclusively reporting that Rademacher and Vanessa Marcil (Brenda Barrett) are returning to “GH” for more than a few weeks as the daytime drama series prepares to celebrate it 50th anniversary on Monday, April 1. Although a first airdate is not known at this time, Weekly says the duo are expected to hit the air before the soaps anniversary episode airs.
He wooed the ladies on “General Hospital,” and now Ingo Rademacher is set to woo America as a contestant on the 16th season of “Dancing With The Stars.” Paired with dancer Kym Johnson, Rademacher will be competing against a very diverse cast, including country star Wynonna Judd, “American Idol” alum Kellie Pickler, actress Zendayz Coleman, comedian Andy Dick, Olympic skater Dorothy Hamill, comedian D.L. Hughley, football player Jacoby Jones, boxer Victor Ortiz, Olympic gymnast Alexandra Raisman, and reality star Lisa Vanderpump.
It’s the semi-finals as ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” pays tribute to Michael Jackson and the 25th Anniversary of his “Bad” album. The “Dancing” tribute airs days before the network presents “Michael Jackson: BAD 25,” a documentary special directed by Spike Lee.
ABC has released the first pictures of the cast of stars taking part in the upcoming “Dancing with the Stars: All Stars” season, scheduled to premiere on Monday, September 24 at 8:00 PM ET. As previously reported, Kelly Monaco (Sam McCall, “General Hospital“) is heading back to the dance floor for a third go around (she won the first season in the Summer of 2005 and was later challenged into a “dance off” with runner-up John O’Hurly two months later). She’s being paired with Valentin Chmerkovskiy, who returns for his third season.
Last week Lochte made it known that he’d like to take a stab at television by either competing in an upcoming season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” or possibly finding love on the networks “The Bachelor.”
Lochte’s “90210″ episode is scheduled to air on Monday, October 29.