If the franchise is flopping right now it's because of ABC's own greed and overindulgence. Sixteen couples? Really? Really? I mean, talk about insanity and a complete disregard of what works and what doesn't. Padding the lineup with throwaways, to the exclusion of what the fans want, just to justify those miserable weekly 2 hour shows and more episodes is a pure money grab if I've ever seen one.Originally Posted by sdl;3745081;
Nobody sitting on this side of a TV screen wanted sixteen third rate celebs battling it out on the show. That idea could only have sprung out of the mind of a money hungry numbers man at ABC. I consider half of the people cast this season to be like the freaks that American Idol and SYTYCD parade about during audition weeks. Perhaps ABC was eying AI and thinking: "Hey, why can't we have that sort of cushion to give us more show time?" And they went to town with all these worthless adds and twists that make zero sense.
The judges sucked on the previous 8 seasons already. The music has been beyond horrid since they've started out. Samantha has been consistently the worst set decoration they've had pretty much from the first show onward. In that regard, nothing has changed. To now suddenly blame the judges for the bad ratings when they're just doing what they've been doing all this time is neither fair nor right, IMO.
The only revolving door has "CAST" written on it and that's where I put the blame. Fire whoever cooked up casting 15 people + Tom DeLay and get a better lineup for next season; perhaps then the ratings will go back up.