The show must go...off. ABC has decided to move its celebrity circus-themed show Circus of the Stars out of television town before it ever even airs, says Variety.
It doesn't take a genius to figure out what the program was going to be about: a collection of semifamous people performing under the big top. The idea is a rehash of the original Circus of the Stars, which aired intermittently between the late 1970s and early 1990s.
In the idea-starved landscape of modern television, ABC wasn't the only network to plot out a show about The Flying Baldwin Brothers (or whomever else they could get to saddle up to the trapeze). NBC also has a celebrity circus show in the works titled...Celebrity Circus.
Apparently ABC decided viewers could only handle one show with the theme (even that is probably an overestimation) and gave the spotlight to NBC. ABC also reportedly had trouble finding quality quasi-celebrities to take part in the show, as the multitude of celebrity reality shows has dried up the pool of B-list talent.
Celebrity Circus is still moving forward with production.