Exclusive: ABC Decides Not to ‘Dance’

Network will air heartwarming “Find My Family” on Monday nights instead.

Last Updated: November 10, 2009 @ 1:10 PM

 "Let’s Dance"? On second thought, let’s not. 

ABC has scrapped plans to launch "Let’s Dance," a post-Thanksgiving celebrity dance competition from "American Idol" producer FremantleMedia North America that was to have been hosted by Kathy Griffin.

The reason: Producers couldn’t find a cast acceptable to ABC, industry insiders said. Luring talent during the holidays turned out to be more of a hurdle than anyone expected.

 

It’s unclear yet if the show will be revived at a later date, though as of right now, the network is still planning to take another stab at "Dance" at some point in the future.

 

In place of "Dance," ABC will air the RDF-produced "Find My Family," from "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" producer Tom Forman, insiders said. 

 

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