Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Okay, I admit it: I watch Dancing With the Stars.
Rather, I sit there while my daughter and wife watch it, mostly criticizing the cheesiness of it all. But I still do pay attention to who gets voted off and who moves on, secretly hoping that train wrecks (read: Bristol Palin, Kirstie Alley, Nancy Grace) keep sticking around despite not being very good dancers.
So, the news that Jaleel White (aka Urkel, from the very underrated Family Matters TV show of the mid-1990s) was among the 12 celebrities selected for the upcoming season, I instantly got WAY too excited to watch this show again.
Having White be a University of Arizona alum is just gravy.
Among the other people scheduled to compete on the show, some of my favorites include token African-American football player Donald Driver, token way-too-old-to-be-dancing-in-a-slinky-dress contestant Gladys Knight and Martina Navratilova, the robot-like tennis player who dominated the 1970s and 1980s despite never smiling.
The new season premieres March 19. And my DVR is set.