Sunday, June 16, 2024

“Dancing with the Stars” Needs a New Partner: Longtime Host Tom Bergeron Told Goodbye By ABC, Along with CoHost Erin Andrews


Is he too old? Too well known? Did he want a raise? Whatever it is, Tom Bergeron is out as host of “Dancing with the Stars” on ABC.

Bergeron had been with the show for 15 years. ABC doesn’t want him anymore. He has too much experience.

Also out is Erin Andrews, Bergeron’s co-host. She will be replaced by anyone younger or cheaper or a YouTube star.

Tom Bergeron is a throwback to the old game show hosts who could do anything. He hosted “America’s Funniest Home Videos” for 25 years. He hosted “Hollywood Squares” for six years. He’s that likeable, ubiquitous TV personality that seems to be on every show, and you’re always happy he’s there.

Believe it or not, he’s 65 years old, but so peppy that you’d never guess it. What does the network want? You know what they want: David Muir. They can have him.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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