“Dancing with the Stars” has been a hit on ABC for more than five years, but will trading the dance floor for a skating rink bring similar success?
We'll soon be able to tell, as the network has unveiled its celebrity lineup for “Skating with the Stars," leading up to the show's premiere on November 22.
The six-week series will feature six celebrities paired with professional skating partners in a quest to come out on top. Check out the contestants after the jump.
Bethenny Frankel – The “Real Housewives” alum finished second in the Martha Stewart edition of “The Apprentice” a few years back.
Sean Young – The colorful actress, best known for playing Rachael in the 1982 movie “Blade Runner,” has recently been seen playing Meggie McClaine on the CBS soap “The Young and the Restless.”
Jonny Moseley – He won gold in freestyle skiing at the 1998 Winter Olympics, but skis aren’t allowed on the skating rink.
Vince Neil – The Motley Crue frontman looks to kickstart his skating skills on this show. Hopefully, he won’t go away mad if he’s eliminated early, he’ll just go away.
Rebecca Budig – She plays Greenlee Smythe on the ABC soap “All My Children,” and was once married to “Bachelor” alum Bob Guiney.
Brandon Mychal Smith – I admit I had no idea who this person is, so I did some research. Turns out he appears on the Disney Channel show “Sonny with a Chance,” but plays neither Sonny nor Chance.
Do you plan on watching “Skating with the Stars”?
i thought it was supposed to be skating with the "stars"- why is sean young on the show???????!!!!!
Figure skating is one of my favorite events to watch during the Winter Olympics. So, out of curiosity, I'll watch the first episode of this figure skating show. If it's any good, I'll watch the rest of the show.
I watched the one a few years ago and it was fun, except for the scandel. I must say though that I knew more of the "stars" then. The only 2 I know of these are Jonny Mosely, because I watch the olympics and I have seen Sean Young in movies, she is an actress .Sadly, the ONLY reason I would watch this time around will depend on who the pros are.
I only know one of all six stars and i plan on watching the first episode. I am a big Dancing with the stars fan, but i am only giving this show one chance.
Must say I have never read so many negative opinions about anything by people that must not even Ice Skate much less practiced not minutes,not hours ,not weeks,not months but were dedicated and practiced for years .
If you don't want to watch it don't thats your choice but to keep downgrading Ice skaters you sound like a bunch of controlling bully's and this is the exact action of bully's .
I don't know where the person gathered her knowledge of Ice skating being so much easier than dancing thats only their opinion .
I, for one, am very tired of these new reality shows. American Idol, America's Got Talent, Dancing With the Stars... -Shudders.- Some of these shows make me want to gag, scream and throw things all at the same times. -Sigh.- It could be worse. It could be Rock of Love 357 or I Love New York 72. Ugh. I'm getting a stress-induced headache just thinking about it.
Sounds as bad as Dancing With The Stars, which has no stars, by the way. It's just a cheaper Love Boat filled with old has beens.
Um... I thought Fox already had a show like this. I remember because the guy from Full house was on it(Joey). It got cancelled after like 1 or 2 seasons.
Maybe if you can't find out who he is, they should hire an actual journalist to do your job.
The 1st time they ran this show several years ago, someone got hurt. I can only imagine the all the legal waivers they have to sign. Not at all like learning to dance. I guess they did not get it then...
I can honestly say that I have never watched an episode of this show.
Which one of these people are stars?
I fell asleep just reading about it
I will only be watching this show because it has Vince Neil on it. Rock on dude.
umm.....these people aren't "start". what a joke and waste of money!
I can't believe Bethanny is going to get me to watch and "anything" with the stars. The first time she lands on her butt, I'm laughing. Dammit Bethanny!!!
Battle of the Blades is huge in Canada! Always reading online the Americans wishing they could get this show.Give it a chance you might find how much you like it. I love Sunday and Monday nights here. When the show is over for the season,i go through Battle of the Blades withdrawal.
Me watch? Wait a second, I thought I was one of the stars? I need to call my agent.
This is the reason "V" was pushed to 2011. (yawn)
Who the FLUCK are these losers? I think I'm more famous!
Hope ABC has a good insurance policy. Someone's gonna have a busted face after the first show!
we can only hope....that's entertainment!
When I heard this show was coming, I got excited! Go from Dancing with the Stars to Skating with the Stars. But now that I see who's skating, doesn't look like it's worth it. Gawd, didn't ABC CARE about their ratings for this new show? I bet it falls flat on it's butt with so-called "stars" like these! YUCK.
Oh wow, really? Can anybody say jump the shark?
The networks are getting so lazy with their programming. This show sounds dreadful. I've only heard of half of the "stars" that are participationg. Reality t.v trash are NOT stars by any stretch of the imagination.
I won't be watching this garbage.
They did this a few years back, and it was not very entertaining. If I recall...one of the skating "so-called stars" pairs fell in love and destroyed the pro skater's marriage...anyway....I have never heard of five of these so-called stars, and I doubt the show will be at all worth watching.
Skating with the stars has really taken over early Sunday night. While the pro skaters are probably recognizable to people in the US because of their 0lympic and other skating awards, the hockey players are not now current heroes.Why should they be? This is high hockey season, and all the best are playing. The men are all well known to hockey fans here, and because they are not now skating for teams, they can devote the necessary learning and practice time – switching from one skate to another isn't the easiest thing in the world and skating in tandem with a partner's jumps and lifts requires a level not easy to achieve. That said, its a fun show to watch, the judges are good – Sandra Bezic really knows because she's a choreographer; Scott Hamilton, Dick Button guest judges ditto. That said, I love Ron McLean but somebody has to tell him this isn't a hockey game! As for the US copy, it will be interesting to see the other half
of the couples. I'll watch it out of pure curiosity because I love skating – and I am from the US although I've lived in 0ntario for a lot of years. It won't be the same level, let's face it. but it could be fun. Keep an open mind – not an open mouth and a closed mind!
We need Fisting With the Stars!
this show is full of nobodys and has bens. enough already. who cares about these people. they are pains in the necks that do not realize their 15 minutes is over.
I hope this show bombs. There's no real stars. I don't know any of these people. Get some friggin' stars that are ACTUALLY stars! Also, skating?! SKATING?! WHO CARES ABOUT SKATING?! And you have one black guy. Great. Throw in the token black guy. This show is a joke.
This sounds like the dumbest show to have aired in a long, long time. I can't believe a network could find time for this, but a great show like "An Adoption Story" on TLC is no longer in production. Yeesh.
Sounds Boring!!! I'll pass.
Can't wait to see Vince Neil give it a shot. This is so much harder than dancing, so I give them all credit for being willing to give it shot, whatever their reasons are. As for being out of work, I guess if you call fronting Motley Crue on massive world tours, owning a couple of tattoo shops, owning Feelgoods (A Vegas nightclub), having your own wine label & your own brand of tequila out of work......
As a trained ballet dancer, I would like to point out that ice skating, contrary to popular belief, is not easier than dancing of any kind. Logic might lead you to believe that ice skating is dancing on ice, therefore it must be harder – but that's not necessarily true. The use of momentum is probably the best example of this. Ice skaters are able to jump high and do many turns in the air because the ice gives them the momentum they need to do it. Dancers, however, need to create their own momentum for everything they do, which actually makes it more difficult to turn and jump, and they are still often able to perform more turns that an ice skater. Dancing also comes with the necessity of understanding anatomy and being able to use muscles that are deep inside the body and only accessible to those who know how to use them. DWTS makes it seem like dancing is easy because the routines they do are intentionally easy. Of all the contestants on DWTS over the years, very, very few have actually been any good. Dancing may be a bit easier than ice skating at the beginning, but it is harder to refine dance skills than it is to refine ice skating skills.
i think this show is gonna suck..... sorry for those people watching it but it sounds kinda gay to me...... sorry guys no i will not watch it!
I'll stick with Battle Of The Blades. Although, watching these celebrities try to skate might be an interesting thing to watch.
Did Vince put down the cheeseburgers? I have a hard time picturing him being graceful
This is a list of celebrities? I wonder what criteria is used to quantify them as celebrities. This is a joke and a desperate leap to extend the "... with a Star" franchise. Passsssss ........
Why do people care so much about who is on the show? Go back to season 1 of DWTS and tell me who the celebrities were on that show, not exactly the 'A' list celebs. After that show became popular, more star name agreed to do it.
Why do people care so much about who is on the show? Because it's called Skating with the Stars, not Skating with every day Joe's. Networks count on the celebrity's they sign to lure us in, so yeah, kinda want to know who is on to decide if we want to watch.
Sorry that was lightning.
Also a proud Canadian. Battle of the Blades is really quite good. Skip this and find yourselves CBC on your satellite provider. You won't be disappointed.
This is usually boring to those who dont know how to ice skate. I think it will be fun to watch, it something alot of people do in the winter time up north but we are starting to have indoor rinks in florida and the tampa bay lighting did win a stanley cup in ice hockey.
I guess I won't be "Skating with the stars". This show sounds boring!
I'd rather have my toenails pulled out.
I will watch only because of VINCE NEIL! \../,
No - Bethenny actually ruined that!
I heard of four of the six. I will watch because I expect it to be fun, mindless entertainment after an exhausting day of dealing with sick patients and ER cases.
Love DWTS but never even heard of ANY of these people ("stars")!!! Doesn't really appeal to me. Sorry.
No. Vince Neil (seriously?) aside, I've never even heard of these "celebrities."
Now if we could only have CBC on US cable/satellite and get some good shows for a change. As it is, I'll just wait for Saturday and Hockey Night in Canada.
I would rather watch grass grow.
Battle of the Blades on CBC (available online if you're curious at cbc.ca) is a great show, with some of the top female pairs and dance skaters of the past 15 years: Gordeeva, Bourne, Sale, etc. The hockey players are fairly well-known, not the absolute A-listers, but solid players and a couple of stars. The difference in these shows will be – it seems – that the American 'stars' don't really know how to skate, whereas the hockey players can skate in their sleep, and just have to get used to the toe-pick skates. This second season has been amazing, with the guys delivering at a much higher level than in Season 1.
The Canadian one is awesome, figure skaters & hockey players all the way LOL This show sounds dreadful, with horrible B-listers, heck more like Z-listers!
Wasn't this the show where Kristy Swanson and her skating partner fell in love and got married...of course he already WAS married when they met...now THAT would make a good show ;)
Yes, Tracey, they did do a skating show a few years ago. I saw that one. It was ok but noone really famous. I remember her on the show and the controversy. Can't imagine I will watch this one.
Absolutley love Bethenny!! Wouldn't have even thought of watching it until I saw Bethenny on the perview!! Will definitly watch now!! I cant stand Shawn Young and hope she show's her true colors right away and goes home the 1st week!! She's a nut job!!
Skatign with Celebrities has such stars as Elizabeth Shue, Chris Jericho (Wrestler), and Todd Bridges. Bridges will try anything once.
Normally I would say this is ridiculous, but I love Bethenny.
This show happened a few years back. Some of the "stars" got pretty banged up! Deborah Gibson was on... it was pretty good
What I would love to see is the winner of Fox's show take on the winner of this show in a hockey fight. Think anyone will try to steal someone's significant other like Kristy Swanson did to her partner?
They already did this a few years back so it's not a copycat, and taking hockey players who CAN skate and teaching them to do ice dance is way different from taking a bunch of people who don't skate and try to teach them to ice dance.The UK version is pretty successful but their celebs are well known. No clue how this will pan out.
I was hoping to hear by now who the Pro Skaters were but nothing yet. I love ice skating/dancing but this show really is not appealing. These are not stars. Pretty much "celebs" that are out of work right now. At least the couple I know of are not on a show or a movie currently. Might watch the 1st episode just to see who the Pro's are.
we already have this show in Canada... battle of the blades.... WAY better than this copy cat.... nice try tho
Was Anne Murray on the show? She should be. That would be great! Don't they run out of celebrities? How many celebrities does Canada have? Do they borrow celebrities that were born in Canada but now live in the US or other countries? They should get Peaches on that show. She is Berlin, Germany now. What is the air fair from Berlin to Canada? Do you know Anne Murray? I've heard she is nice. Is this true? She could skate to her own songs. I like "Snowbird." Can you play that on the piano? If you could, you could also sing to it. Anne Murray should both sing and skate. They would probably award her double point for this. My grandma has green knitting needles. How many points can you score? how many judges award the points? Are the Judges celebrities too?
As long as Bethenny is in some skimpy costumes then I'm down for it. She's got a rockin body.
fox did this show bout 6 years ago. Not very good celebrities. Kristy swanson was on fox version and she had affair with her partner. He left wife married kristy and had a baby. Sorry abc get better celebs and maybe i watch
Call me crazy but.... Teaching someone to dance is one thing but figure skating?!? Whose bright idea was this?!? This will not work!! You can't pick up figure skating as quickly as dancing!! I smell a disaster coming, full of broken bones and even more bruised egos!!!
This will probably be "Fixed" like DWTS. Maybe Bristol Palin will be on this show too.
They should have a show called "Drinking with the stars". It would be more spontaneus!
that would be a long and distinguished list.
OMG "Drinking With the Stars" lol that would be worth watching!
Sean Young is such a loose cannon. Her antics should be fun to watch. Hope the people at The Soup have their TiVos set!
I agree. Sean Young will be the Tonya Harding of the bunch and I wouldn't be surprised if she whacked them off one by one.
Someone tell Joel Mchale Christmas is coming early this year!
It's a big hit in the UK but they know who their stars are...not too sure about the stars the US picked. I'll watch the first episode just because I liked the UK show. Hopefully it will be just as entertaining.
I can't imagine this show doing well. First off, those aren't celebrities. Secondly, it is tough enough to learn to dance well, but on ice. If the idea is to be an @ss busting laugh fest of people no one knows, it will be more like "Candid Camera" than DWTS. This is a real stretch for success. Good luck to you.
Here in Canada we have a show called Battle of the Blades.It has ex NHL players paired with figure skaters.It is fun to watch and pretty impressive some of the things the ex NHL players are doing.
I would watch anything with Bethenny. Her ability to laugh at herself & her acerbic wit are pure entertainment. Can't wait for her show to come back on Bravo!
Hey,let's watch The Simpsons
Got to love who they consider "stars" these days! I will not be watching.
These people are stars? In what universe.
Waste of time. Only heard of 2 of the "stars" listed.
I'll be watching and cheering on Rebecca Budig from All My Children. This type of show is so much more entertaining than the so-called "comedies" that are currently on television.
I would watch but only to see Bethenny!
This is a rehash of a show that fox had a few years ago. One of the people got divorced and ended up marrying his partner from the show I think. Was quite a scandal.
I remember that! I could have sworn it was called Skating With the Stars, but I guess not. At least this will only be 6 weeks as opposed to 94 weeks of America's Got Talent or 56 weeks of DWTS...
It was Kristi Swanson. The guy left his wife while she was pregnant.
Yes, that Hamilton guy was the host.
Yes it was Lloyd Eisler, a Canadian skater. He was the partner of Isabelle Brasseur. They were Canadian champions at one point. I believe his wife was pregnant when he left her for Swanson. Made huge headlines up here.
A painfully stiff Bruce Jenner was on that, too.
Yes, the Fox show was hosted by Scott Hamilton (such a cutie!). I liked it much better than DWTS. It was much harder for the participants, so their efforts meant so much more. I wonder who will host the new show?
Haha ready for broken legs and concussions
Will I watch? Not even if I was being paid.
The only one I know in this lineup is Vince Neil and I'm not a fan, so... PASS!
Waste of air time. Other than Jonny Moseley and Vince Neil, there really isn't much of a reason to invest in this show. Get some real stars before you advertise the show.
We already have this show in Canada...it is called "Battle of the Blades" and it pairs figure skaters with former NHL hockey players, is interesting to see them perform with hockey skates while the girls wear figure skates...even though they already know how to skate, figure skating is a whole different experience.
I agree. This show doesn't sound interesting. They should just stick with Dancing with the Stars.
Denise, the men on Battle of the Blades don't wear hockey skates they are in figure skates. Last year Tie Domi wore hockey skates for the first few weeks while the others all swiched after the first show. This year they had a boot camp I think that's what's made the difference. Good Luck to ABC with their C-List "Stars", I'm more interested to know who their partners are.
OMG. You're kidding with this?? right??? I pray that no really famous skater associates themself with this project... Well maybe Dick Button and say.......................................Tonya Harding.
well, that's one show i will never watch. big YAWN.....
I dunno, I think I'll give it a chance. I never know any of the C-listers on DWTS, either, but every season I end up enjoying at least a few of them. If you'd told me I'd be rooting for Kelly Osbourne by week four last season I would have laughed in your face. I think I'll at least give it a few weeks before I shut it off. As for comments that amount to "they shouldn't try new things", I disagree. Try 'em. If we have to have reality TV, this is the kind that doesn't suck. Usually. It's not about back stabbing. It's about pushing yourself to accomplish something you never thought you could. Which is the one category of reality show that hasn't lowered the bar for all of television.
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