New 'Dancing With the Stars' lineup ripped by online fans
Twitter is already burning with feedback to the just-announced lineup for the new season of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars." And some of the talk makes judge Len Goodman's disses to the dancers seem kind.
"We really need some bigger stars - don't know half these people," one viewer wrote. "Think DWTS could do better."
"Well I WONT b watchin DWTS this time," tweeted @sonyaj616. "I have too many shows as it is. #NoOneInterestsMeEnough."
Perhaps the most attention-grabbing name on the new cast list belongs to Jaleel White, who rose to fame as mega-dork Urkel on the 1990s sitcom "Family Matters." Singer Gavin DeGraw also made the cut, presumably to help bring in younger viewers. The list is otherwise dotted with the usual helping of long-ago stars (Melissa Gilbert of "Little House on the Prairie" fame) and jocks (tennis great Martina Navratilova). A sizable contingent of Green Bay Packers fans cheered the selection of wide receiver Donald Driver.
But the list lacks the kind of celebrity lightning rod who could guarantee tune-in, such as last season's Chaz Bono, or Kate Gosselin or Kim Kardashian from previous seasons.
Referring to DeGraw, one Twitter user remarked: "Wow DWTS! That's random!"
Sniped another: "Once again, DWTS should be held responsible 4 gross negligence and/or falsely advertising based on promise of title to ratio of real stars."
What do you think?
-Scott Collins (twitter.com/scottcollinsLAT)
Photo: Gavin DeGraw is joining the cast of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars." Credit: Matt Sayles/Associated Press.