Tony on PBS and More DWTS News

Tony Dovolani Dances Wednesday on PBS
PBS dropped the ball promoting the reincarnation of Championship Ballroom Dancing. The latest edition is called America’s Ballroom Challenge, and its first episode aired last week. I completely forgot about it, but was lucky enough to catch the rerun on Friday night.

The Challenge deviates from the old CBD format in that it will air in two 1-hour segments instead of one 2-hour long program. The second episode airs this Wednesday night. Tony Dovolani, Stacy Keibler’s professional partner on Dancing with the Stars, is a semi-finalist in the American Rhythm division. His partner, Elena Grinenko, danced formerly with Max Chmerkovskiy. Tony and Elena were amazing in the semifinals, so it will be exciting to see what they do in their solo showdance.

Check out the official website for America’s Ballroom Challenge for more info on the competition.

John and Charlotte’s Instructional DVD
Last season’s rematch champs, John O’Hurley and Charlotte Jorgensen, have wisely capitalized on their DWTS fame and produced an instructional dance DVD. John and Charlotte teach many of the dances, with help from DTWS pros Ashly DelGrosso, Jonathan Roberts, and others. The DVD is available for purchase at LearnToDance.com.

Jerry Rice is the Pro on New Spike Show
Spike TV will be premiering a new sports program on March 6 that pits regular guys against professional athletes. Jerry Rice will be one of the pros competing on Pros Vs. Joes. Jeez, Jerry’s going to be on TV more than John Elway and his Prevacid commercials.

Official Website for Jonathan and Anna
The official website for Jonathan Roberts and Anna Trebunskaya is jonathanrobertsdancer.com.