Will Howard address this? Will anyone care?

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  1. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Dancing with the Stars fires Harold Wheeler and entire 28 people in his band.


    Six-time Tony Award-nominated bandleader and orchestrator Harold Wheeler will no longer appear on Dancing with the Stars – and neither will his 28-member band.

    ABC and BBC Worldwide Productions announced the new season will premiere in March without Wheeler, 70, and his group of musicians and singers, USA Today reports.

    "Our talented music director, Harold Wheeler, will not be joining us for season 18 of
    Dancing with the Stars," ABC said in a statement.

    "Since season one, Harold and his band have performed brilliant music in our ballroom for our dancers and the American viewers at home. We are grateful to him and his band for their amazing work and years of collaboration. We wish him the best of luck."

    It is unclear whether Wheeler and his band will be replaced by new musicians or if the show will transition to recorded music.

    DWTS executive producer Conrad Green commented in September on the introduction of recorded music to the show.

    "We feel that some types of music and types of songs, a lot of modern music particularly, is so produced that it's impossible for an 18-piece band to replicate that sound," Green told The Hollywood Reporter. "You get to a point where you're forcing a band to try and do a sound that they just literally can't pull off."



    Sounds like it's budget cutting time as ratings fade on an old, fairly lame series.
     
  2. DearLawd

    DearLawd Well-Known Member

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    I find it amazing that that show is still on. Same with Survivor, and American Idol. Apparently, they must have the ratings to keep going.
     
  3. Bye You!

    Bye You! The n word guy Gold

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    Howard will address this, as it's a lame show.

    And he will say it's a great decision. Marble saving always is.
     
  4. datchguy

    datchguy New Member Banned User

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    He probably won't address it and probably has the Buchmeister working on an even more iron clad contract for NBC.
     
  5. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    My brother :facepalm: loves the show, he was very upset about this :jj:
     
  6. Phillipmcd

    Phillipmcd Active Member

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    Harold Wheeler is around.
     
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    yahoo Well-Known Member

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    Even Howard doesn't care about this.
     
  8. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    I have to watch parts of it, as my wife watches it. The band is like a jukebox, they are pretty darn good. But I can't imagine people watching that schlock season after season, as the "celebrities" get more and more obscure. Or pathetic. They'd probably even take Beth now. For free plugs, as is always the case with any Stern related personality.
     
  9. zerokarma

    zerokarma Well-Known Member

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    When it first came out I thought for sure this is going to get cancelled in record time, it just looked so horrible and stupid, unfortunately I was wrong.
     
  10. Pembroke36

    Pembroke36 Well-Known Member VIP

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    Straight guy?
     
  11. Mr Pink

    Mr Pink Well-Known Member

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    Was it the DWTS or American Idol band that he alway used to rip on and say sucked? One of those two.
     
  12. lastlaugh

    lastlaugh Well-Known Member

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    Reality shows don't cost that much to produce.