Circus leaves town

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.

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good why not...
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There are way too many reality "ideas" floating around. Only a few are any good.
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Need to get something off my chest:

i agree with all the complaints and rants about reality tv, because it truly is bad.

But i don't understand all these people saying something's wrong with tv "these days" "nowadays", talking about "modern television".

Did i miss the golden years of television? Please, could someone enlighten me on the days tv was pure quality? ..as far as i know, tv has always been a lot of crap with a few diamonds mixed in. And i don't think that's ever gonna change...
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LOL I love the clown pic of Tim Curry being a clown from "It".
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idea starved hollywood is write to many reality garbage being aired nowadays and more and more people are getting fed up with reality.

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Why do they have to leave that clown picture in the Latest Headlines? It looks exactly like the clown from IT and its freaking me out.
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Clowns are ugly
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I remember the original as well. It was always fun to see stars from all your favorite shows on one show.
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I think it would be funnier if it were called Political Circus with those oh so funny politicians that just love bending the rules and laws to suit themselves ;).
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Finally, some good news.
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blah blah blah
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Look at it this way...they could always bring back "Battle of the Network Stars" (which, I might add, I loved when it was on in the '70s).
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does anyone even want to watch this crap??
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Score 1 for people like me that hate reality TV!!!
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I wish people would stop watching reality television shows. If people didn't watch them, they would go away.
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Celebrity Circus? Isn't that what the tabloids are?
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HA! hilarious that NBC thinks it will work!
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I have no faith left in humanity. I mean, the fact that it was scrapped before it aired is gratifying, but the fact that someone would ever think to put in on the air is mortifying. If the writers ever strike again, I just want them to turn cable off. I'd much rather do without television than be subjected to this type of pure, unadulterated crap on a stick.
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*puts finger in mouth and vomits*
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would love to be as bitter and negative as babyitsfact below.
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Can we all give an amen? Hallelujah!
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Something I always wonder? Where are these stars that they speak of? Those people are not stars, they're has-beens. Dancing With the Has-Beens. Circus of The Has-Beens. Has-Been Circus. Secret Talents of the Has-Beens. It's like The Surreal Life with obstacle courses.
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Hmm, well that didn't stop NBC to make The Singing Bee with FOX's Don't Forget The Lyrics and that turned out alright. I wouldn't have minded Circus of the Stars, the original was very entertaining television. Who knows, maybe Celebrity Circus won't be much different.
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well i loved the origanal when it was on and might watch it on nbc hope it is better then secret talent of the stars
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