DwtS Offseason Update: 7-28-06

DWTS at the Emmys
Dancing with the Stars faces off against stiff competition in the Outstanding Reality-Competition Program category at the 58th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. The other nominees are Project Runway, Survivor, American Idol, and The Amazing Race.

Half of the nominees for the Choreography award are dances from DWTS.
Tony Dovolani earned a nomination for his Jive to “Wake Me Up Before
You Go, Go,” and Cheryl Burke earned nominations for her “Thriller”
Paso Doble and her “Save a Horse” freestyle routine.

Cheryl talked about her Emmy nominations with the Philippine News. The awards ceremony will air Sunday, August 27 at 8/7c on NBC.

Another Emmy Nominee Speaks
Nick Kosovich, nominated as co-choreographer with Cheryl for the “Thriller” routine, said in an interview with NYUSABDA that part of being Tatum O’Neal’s partner was attending AA meetings with her! Nick also confirmed that he’ll be returning for Season 3. (Thanks to Raphael Pungin for posting a link to the interview.)

Third Pro Confirmed
Maksim Chmerkovskiy will be joining Cheryl and Nick for another season of DWTS. Apparently, producers wanted to add Max’s brother Valentin to the cast of pros, but Val’s schedule would not permit it.