Location: North America
Fox Television is set to debut "Skating with Celebrities" on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 9 p.m.
The show will pair up six stars with six professional figure skaters, who will then go toe-to-toe on the rink.
Among the pairings are NANCY KERRIGAN and DAVE COULIER ("Full House"), TAI BABILONIA and BRUCE JENNER, KURT BROWNING with singer DEBORAH GIBSON, TODD BRIDGES ("Diff'erent Strokes") with JENNI MENO, KRISTY SWANSON with LLOYD EISLER and JILLIAN BARBERIE with JOHN ZIMMERMAN.
The celebrities will each work with a professional figure skaters, including five-time U.S. national ice dance champion and Emmy Award-winning choreographer MICHAEL SEIBERT, U.S. and world figure skating champion and director/choreographer RANDY GARDNER and three-time U.S. ice dance champion RENEE ROCA.
As judges vote off one pair of skaters each week, the skating routines become more difficult and training becomes more intense.
Let us know what you think about the show and whether you feel it's as good as, worse, or better than Dancing with the Stars.
Location: North America
OK, just saw Skating with Celebrities. It was "OK" ... there were entertaining moments but not quite as exciting or fun as would have thought.
JILLIAN BARBERIE & JOHN ZIMMERMAN
Clearly the best looking couple, and it didn't hurt that she has a Skating background. She's Canadian, eh. Most entertaining of the night.
Dave Coulier & Nancy Kerrigan did an OK number and were definitely a strong second. It helps that he plays hockey but his routine just seemed a bit "hokey" ... the guy really has no "rhythm". LOL
BRUCE JENNER OK, PLEASE someone explain to us ... why does Bruce Jenner look so horrible? WHY???? Why did he go and have so much plastic surgery done??? He looks like an Alien. EWE EWE EWEW!!!
Deborah Gibson is still a sweatheart ... but too much show stuff and not enough real skating. Unlike some of the other celebrities, she's never skated before so kudos to her.
Missed Todd Bridges' routine so can't comment. Think he could roller blade (or roller skate<?> so that is a bit of an advantage compared to Deborah.
There was something missing from the show ... wasn't as entertaining as thought would be. Seeing them fall in practice is funny up to a certain point (the falls by Bruce Jenner looked the most painful ... maybe we'll hold off learning to skate LOL).
In terms of the judges, it was nice to see Dorothy Hammil, and of course the news that (Sir) John Nicks is once again coaching Sasha Cohen. Afraid don't know Mark Lund. SO, Dorothy is the "Paul", and John is the "Simon" of Skating with Celebrities. Does that mean Mark is the "Randy"? LOL
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