DWTS All-Stars: Do You Like the Shorter One-Hour Show?
Dancing With the StarsAll-Stars had a one-hour Performance Show Monday for "Guilty Pleasures" Week 5, and we're getting another dose of the same tonight (October 23). DWTS usually shortens its episodes late in the season when there aren't that many people left to dance, but not normally when we have eight stars remaining. This week’s change was just for the presidential debate.
How do you feel about DWTS as a one-hour show instead of a double shot? They couldn't really do that all the time, unless they either limited the cast to just a handful of stars or changed how they handle Results Shows. We're not getting a Results Show tonight, which means no one is going home and the DWTS pro troupe and eliminated pros won't have a chance to shine.
In theory, they could keep doing what they are doing this week and skip Results Shows altogether (like So You Think You Can Dance), or perhaps steal an hour from Wednesday (or another day) and do one-hour Performance Shows on Monday and Tuesday, and send someone home on another day.
A one-hour show definitely feels faster than a two-hour show, and gives viewers an extra hour to do whatever it is that we all do when we're not watching DWTS. However, it limits our time with our beloved stars and pros. If anything, we'd like more time behind-the-scenes with them, to get a glimpse of what it really takes to put on the show.
Where do you stand on this? What do you think of DWTS as a one-hour show? Is it your cup of tea or do you like the usual two-hour format?
Catch a new episode of Dancing With the Stars Season 15: All-Stars on Tuesday, October 23 at 8 p.m. onABC.
Dancing With the Stars airs Mondays and Tuesdays onABC.
Gina Carbone is a contributing writer at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter@ginacarbone.