Dancing with the Stars Season 20 might feature one of TV’s most legendary female stars. Comedian Roseanne Barr hasn’t been cast yet, but the producers of the ABC series should consider her plea to appear on the show — her rehearsals would definitely make for must-see TV.
According to Wetpaint, the 62-year-old recently told her Twitter followers that she is interested in competing on Dancing with the Stars.
i am thinking about being on dancing with the stars -bc im a great dancer and i am getting old-who knows how long I can still do a backbend?
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) January 28, 2015
Roseanne Barr is a woman who isn’t afraid to speak her mind, so her partner would have his work cut out for him. It’s such a shame that Maksim Chmerkovskiy won’t around to get in epic arguments with the sarcastic funny woman. Maksim may be dating Dancing with the Stars pro Peta Murgatroyd once again, so perhaps she’ll convince him to come back for one last round of dancing — it is the show’s 10th anniversary celebration, after all.
If Maks doesn’t come back, his brother Val Chmerkovskiy has a similar bad boy attitude that would make him a perfect partner for Roseanne Barr. She’s a very strong personality, so she would need to be paired with someone who she can’t intimidate.
There haven’t been any huge hints about who will actually be invited to join the Season 20 cast of Dancing with the Stars, but Roseanne Barr might have a good chance of scoring a spot on the show — she did recently guest star on the TV series Cristela (an ABC connection always helps). According to Hollywood Life, Roseanne could be joined by Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Karina Smirnoff revealed that Wilson promised that he’d appear on Dancing with the Stars if his team wins the Super Bowl this Sunday. However, Russell probably won’t get to compete with Karina — rumor has it that she won’t return for Season 20. Derek Hough has also confirmed that he’s skipping the series’ 10th anniversary celebration, and judge Len Goodman might sit the season out.
However, Dancing with the Stars fans shouldn’t get too down in the dumps about the show’s missing stars — there’s still plenty to look forward to. During an interview with Glamour, executive producers Rob Wade and Joe Sungkur revealed how they’re making Season 20 more fun for fans.
“We are going to expand on viewer interaction and hand more power to the viewers,” Wade said. “All-Access will be bigger and better, and also we’re going to expand that behind-the-scenes access from not just the performance night but to live feeds of rehearsals throughout the week at McCadden [where the dancers rehearse].”
Wade promised a marriage of new and old elements, including more access to the competitors and the reintroduction of past theme nights that fans really fell in love with.
“One of the things that will be important is that we are upping the ante and expanding the show openers, giving the viewers more access to the backstage area and the couples than ever before. We are going to bring back some fan favorites, we are going to bring back Disney week, classical week.”
Who would you like to see on Season 20 of Dancing with the Stars?
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