ABC cuts 'Dancing with the Stars' results show

Dancing with the Stars

Dancing with the Stars fans: say goodbye to Tuesday night’s results show! ABC has swung the ax down on their lower-rated Tuesday results show for Dancing with the Stars to make room for the highly anticipated Joss Whedon show Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

The finale of Dancing with the Stars, which airs next Tuesday, will be the very last result show of the franchise. Dancing with the Stars is now in its 16th season, and although the results show has never dazzled in the ratings, it has been down by 11 percent in viewers this season. The solution for Dancing with the Stars is to turn it into a two-hour long block on Monday nights, says ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee. “It doesn’t get more aggressive than that. We want to focus (DWTS) in by taking the results show and building it into the two-hour block on Mondays to really drive viewership. We had very, very strong development this year so this allowed us to put S.H.I.E.L.D. on Tuesdays, which we think is a perfect place for that show.”

Lee, however, did not specify whether or not the two-hour long show will work as a competition and results show. Lee refused to address whether the show would feature fewer contestants and would no talk about whether or not viewers could expect a co-host change. “I don’t want to jump the gun,” Lee said about possible changes to the show. “There are a number of great ideas. The critical thing is to nail down the casting. We aged Bachelor down this year with spectacular casting, so as we focus on Monday we will focusing down Dancing with the Stars.”

What do you think about ABC cutting the results show from the schedule to make room for S.H.I.E.L.D.?

- Dancing With the Stars
- Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Joss Whedon

Written by: harrisr
May 15th, 2013, 4:35 am

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Message Posted On May 17th, 2013, 1:07 pm
ABC is a loser network period. Everytime they get a really good show that people like and watch, they dump it. They have done this repeatedly, so nothing they do anymore surprises me. There are 2 shows left on ABC that I watch; Castle and Dancing With The Stars, and when they are gone I won't be back. They dumped Detroit 187 to make room for Body of Proof (an excellent show btw) now they just dumped that one too. It appears that CBS is the only intelligent network left to watch.

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Message Posted On May 15th, 2013, 5:48 am

S.H.I.E.L.D. is scheduled for Tuesdays at 8/7c.  Results show (had it stayed) would have been on at the same hour it is now, 9/8c.  There's no conflict.  Room was made for other programming after S.H.I.E.L.D.

Additionally, next Tuesday is the show's 16th finale and not really just a Results show.  The last actual Results show aired last night (5/14).

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