As if there aren’t enough dancing programs on television, NBC has decided to get into the game with something called Superstars of Dance. This show follows on the heels of the ABC hit Dancing with the Stars, the FOX show So You Think You Can Dance, and a handful of dance series on cable networks. Ugh, enough is enough already!
Superstars of Dance will premiere on January 4, and will feature professional dancers from around the world competing against each other in different disciplines. I don’t think this sounds like a formula for success, since half the appeal of the other programs in this genre is that the contestants are either celebrities or regular joes trying to get their big break.
I mean, is anyone going to know — or care about — the “professionals” who will be appearing on the show? Can you even name a single professional dancer? I can’t, and you better believe I’ll find better things to do than tune into Superstars of Dance. The only excitement to come out of a show like this would be if a contestant had to withdraw because of Plantar Fasciitis or something. Um, no thanks!
I’m betting the show doesn’t get picked up for a second season. I doubt that this will have the kind of broad appeal that the other dancing programs do.