July 05, 2005 11:03 PM by Joe Blackmon
Dancing with the Stars, the breakout reality TV hit of the Summer, comes to an end Wednesday night. ABC will re-air last week’s episode from 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. ET. On last week’s episode, the three remaining couples danced the Paso Doble and the Foxtrot, and Joey McIntyre and Ashly Delgrossa were eliminated. Immediately following the repeat, the finale of Dancing with the Stars will air from 9:00P.M. to 10:01 P.M. ET. on Wednesday, July 6, 2005.
The stage is set for the ultimate showdown between the final two couples. John O’ Hurley and partner Charlotte Jorgensen square off against Kelly Monaco and partner Alec Mazo. John O’ Hurley has had a lengthy career in television including Over the Top, A Whole New Ball Game, The Weber show, and Scorch. John has had more than 50 guest-starring roles in such shows as Frasier and The X Files. However, John is probably best known for his role as catalogue king J. Peterman on Seinfield. Kelly Monaco currently stars in ABC’s daytime soap General Hospital. She plays Sam McCall, the pregnant mistress of Port Charles’ mob boss Sonny Corinthos. Kelly has also appeared in Port Charles, Spin City, and a variety of feature films.
In a Summer full of reality TV shows, many critics didn’t give Dancing with the Stars much of a chance when it was first announced. However, with so many shows being so similar, the originality and uniqueness of Dancing with the Stars has won over viewers. Dancing with the Stars has been the surprise hit of the Summer and has even renewed interest in ballroom dancing. The Dancing with the Stars finale will likely score huge ratings numbers.
Who do you think will win Dancing with the Stars? Will it be John & Charlotte or Kelly & Alec? Post you guess for the Dancing with the Stars winner in the comment section below.