TV have been together for a long time. Dick Clark's "American Bandstand" featured hip cats grooving to the keenest songs of the black-and-white era, and MTV's "The Grind" showed a bunch of skanks shaking their butts to "Naughty By Nature" songs in the 90s. But with the advent of "Reality TV" dancing shows have exploded into the public consciousness. What was once a seemingly novel idea has since worn out its welcome, right? You've got to be sick of these shows now, aren't you? With that in mind, take a look at this list the five dancing shows that you wish didn't exist.
A new entry in the dance TV show milieu, this fetid program combines the trashiness of child pageants with the diva-drama of a dance show. The result? Pure evil. Aside from the fact the head dance instructor is playing up her craziness for the camera in ways so obvious they would Vince McMahon blush, the mothers of the little dancers range from dangerously stupid to dangerously arrogant. This show is still in its first season. With any luck, that'll be its only season.
"America's Best Dance Crew."
This show has somehow managed to stay on the air for six seasons, with a seventh coming. Bringing in dozens and dozens of viewers worldwide, Randy Jackson looks for step crews to perform hip-hop dance moves. In reality, they could have filmed one season, and re-run it for six seasons, since everything has been the same. The same break dancey hip hop moves, the same "Yeah dawg" commentary from Randy. You can't help but wish this dance show didn't exist.
This show is the definition of "diminishing returns." The more you see people attempt to dance, the less funny it is, and the more you see people who are really good, the less impressed you are. Since 2005, this show has run roughshod over Reality TV, spanning the globe with its lousiness. What started out as a neat idea quickly devolved into a repetitive mess, leaving all of us waiting for its existence to end.
"Dance Your Ass Off."
You can almost picture how this one came about. "Well, "The Biggest Loser" is a hit, and "Dancing With The Stars" is a hit. Let's combine them, and we'll be trillionaires!" said the TV executive. In reality, this idea limped its way onto the prestigious Oxygen Network, home for angsty 20 year old spinsters. Watching the rather large contestants attempt to jiggle their aforementioned asses off is good for a cheap laugh, but after that, it's just sad. This show, while not canceled, is on hiatus. With a little like, that will be the death-knell leading to the end of its existence.