Dancing with the stars... on ice! That's the premise thought up by a young, unobservant intern at NBC.
"Just think..." said young Danny Smits, whose uncle used up lot of collateral to get him the gig at ABC, "...instead of dancing they could skate!"
Of course a number of high-ups at the network were very excited by the idea, as even people who run television forget what hack ideas have been attempted instead of investing in quality programming.
"We thought it was a great idea..." Admitted one ABC Vice President, "With Blades of Glory coming out, Danny was on to something, we were sure of it. We'd already worked out how we were going to push Heather Mills around the ice... then I told the boss. He reminded me about the whole skating with celebrities thing, accused me of wasting his time and the rest is history; little Danny Smits got six people fired from ABC."
- Tom Taylor