NBC's answer: Reveal the cast of their most popular show over a span of 3 hours.
Did it work? Was it a good idea? Well, unless you're super impatient, and don't like the music world at all, chances are it'd be pointless for you to miss the Grammy's and sit around watching NBC for a couple of hours. There are people like me out there in the world you can give you the cast of "Dancing with the Stars" the next day. Quick and simple.
So, here they are. The people who were announced as part of the cast of Season 8 DWTS:
- Jewel's hubby Ty Murray
- Chuck Wicks (Country singer/Dancer Julianne Hough's boyfriend)
- Shawn Johnson (Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics)
- Belinda Carlisle (Singer)
- Denise Richards
- Lil Kim
- Lawrence Taylor (Ex NY Giants Pro-Bowler)
- David Alan Grier
- Gilles Marini
- Nancy O'Dell (Access Hollywood)
- Steve Wozniak (Apple computer co-founder)
[The rest of the cast will be told on Thursday.]
Honestly, I've never been hooked on the show.. But last season had some interesting people that I wanted to watch sometimes, and this season I'm pretty excited about too.
It's so diverse! I mean really.. Shawn Johnson could either ROCK this, or bomb it, depending on if she learned rhythm through gymnastics, or is the kind of gymnast with NO rhythm. [Plus, she's the youngest ever on the show at 17.. Looking 10.] Steve-o will be hilarious. Having couples compete against each other will be great, and Lil Kim is going to provide for some interesting moments, too.
Then of course they have to have the football player, and the normal people, so I think this could actually be really great. And I'm pumped about it. For once it's not a show "about celebrities" who are really just a bunch of D-listers. They have real people, reality show stars, actors, singers, everything! Bravo, NBC!
So, even though you annoyed people by pulling what you did last night, you have a good cast coming our way.. So I think we can forgive you. :)