Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Sitcom Stars Todd Bridges and Dave Coulier on Skating with Celebrities - Premieres on January 18 on FOX

Todd Bridges and Jenni Meno
Skating with Celebrities premieres on FOX on Wednesday, January 18th at 9PM ET/PT.

SKATING WITH CELEBRITIES partners six famous personalities with six professional figure skaters to compete for an unprecedented figure skating title. Hosted by Olympic gold medalist and world champion Scott Hamilton and co-hosted by Olympic gold medalist Summer Sanders, the show features some of the most recognized and celebrated names in professional figure skating and a mix of celebrities who span a wide spectrum within the entertainment industry. Collectively the participants have won 40 World Championship medals and 11 Olympic medals.

Over the course of these themed episodes, the celebrities and their professional partners will perform figure skating routines that challenge the celebs’ athletic and artistic abilities and push them to prepare and perform in ways they’ve never done before. Each episode will test the pairs’ skills as the degree of difficulty increases and they demonstrate whether they can successfully pull off original and challenging skating sequences – or freeze under pressure.

Dave Coulier and Nancy Kerrigan

• Actor/comedian Dave Coulier (“Full House”) with two-time Olympic figure skating medalist Nancy Kerrigan

• Olympic decathlon gold medalist and television personality Bruce Jenner with world champion pairs figure skater Tai Babilonia

• Actor Todd Bridges (“Diff’rent Strokes”) with three-time U.S. national pairs figure skating champion and world championship medalist Jenni Meno

• Actress Kristy Swanson (“Dude, Where’s My Car?”, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) with two-time Olympic pairs figure skating medalist and world champion Lloyd Eisler

• Singer/songwriter/actress Deborah Gibson with four-time world figure skating champion Kurt Browning

• Television personality, reporter and weather forecaster Jillian Barberie (“Good Day LA,” “FOX NFL Sunday,” “Good Morning, Miami”) with three-time U.S. pairs figure skating champion and world championship medalist John Zimmerman

Olympic gold medalist, world figure skating champion and American icon Dorothy Hamill is one of three judges of the unique competition. Hamill, with her extensive expertise in all aspects of the sport and artistry of skating, will help decide which pairs move forward in the competition. Joining her as judges are World Figure Skating Hall of Famer and renowned figure skating coach Sir John Nicks and on-air personality and founder of International Figure Skating magazine Mark Lund.

The six pairs have the benefit of working with a professional figure skating choreographer during the competition. Five-time U.S. national ice dance champion and Emmy Award-winning choreographer Michael Seibert, U.S. and world figure skating champion and director/choreographer Randy Gardner, and three-time U.S. ice dance champion Renee Roca worked with the pairs to help craft the challenging and exciting routines they perform in each episode. SKATING WITH CELEBRITIES is produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions. Arthur Smith and Kent Weed are executive producers.


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  • Jennifer Lopez (South Central) - Watch Jennifer on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
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  • Kristen Wiig (Palm Royale/Bless the Harts) - Kristen is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Fred Armisen (Los Espookys/Forever/Final Space) - Fred sits in with The 8G Band on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt (Shaky Ground) - Jennifer is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


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