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NBCUniversal Sells 'Dance Your Ass Off' to Thailand Broadcaster Channel 3

Talent contest formats have been known to cause the occasional NSFW scandal in the country but the network believes they have a safe bet with the successful health-minded dance series. //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/E2Cyjd-qjJg/story01.htm

Joey Fatone will not Dance his Ass Off. He'll just judge those who do!

Former N Sync-er Joey Fatone is hitting the dance floor once again. The season 4 runner-up of Dancing With the Stars is taking his dance knowledge to Oxygen's Dance Your Ass Off, where he'll appear as a guest judge on Monday night's episode. He took some time to talk about his guest appearance and what he's got coming up in the future. To Read More Click here .

Mel B. Spices Up Dance Your Ass Off

Mel B. isn't just a Spice Girl anymore. With hosting duties on the rump-shaking weight-loss series Dance Your Ass Off's second season (Oxygen, 10/9c), a solo album in the works and a reality show on the horizon, the Dancing With the Stars vet has more on her plate than ever. To Read More Click Here .

'Dance Your A** Off': Season 1's Shayla emcees tour as Season 2 premieres

As 12 contestants battle it out on TV for the "Dance Your A** Off" title and a $100,000 grand prize, folks across the country can take on the "Dance Off a Million" challenge. While Oxygen's hit dance/weight loss series premieres Monday (June 7) with a brand new L.A. makeover, a nationwide five-city tour will coincide. This will be the second "DYAO" tour and will feature dance performers, competitions, tips for healthy living, giveaways, and some "special guests." Oxygen will also be challenging consumers to "Dance Off a Million" calories as a part of a promotion to benefit the American Heart Association. Shayla from Season 1 will emcee the events in all five cities and new "DYAO" host Mel B will make a June 14 appearance at the New York stop in Times Square. To Read More Click Here .

'Dance Your Ass Off': Season 2 gets a West Coast makeover

Oxygen's "Dance Your Ass Off" has moved from New York to Los Angeles for Season 2 -- and in true L.A. fashion, the show has gotten a flashier new host and doctor and enhanced its size. The uber-fit Mel B has replaced the more shapely first-year host Marissa Jaret Winokur. In place of Dr. Rob Huizenga (who's already got a long-running gig as the doctor for "The Biggest Loser") will be the younger and very camera-friendly Dr. Jordan Geller. Nutritionist Rachel S. Beller, MS, RD and Crunch Fitness trainer Lee Wall will also be on-hand as "weight-loss specialists." In other talent makeover news, actress Lisa Ann Walter and lifestyle coach and dancing expert Danny Teeson will return for Season 2, but professional dancer Mayte Garcia will be swapped out for rotating guest judges. To Read More Click Here .

Mel B Replaces Original Host of 'Dance Your Ass Off'

Losing weight in a fun way, "Dance Your Ass Off" will be back with a new face. Instead of welcoming back Marissa Jaret Winokur, the program by Oxygen Network has found a new host in Melanie Brown. The ex member of Spice Girls will be running the show effective immediately in second season. Executive Producer Dan Cutforth said some people do not feel connection with Winokur although the show received great feedback. "We didn't produce the first season of 'Dance Your A** Off,'" he said. "Oxygen considered it a huge success. They looked at some things they wanted to change." He added, "Marissa was a fabulous host. She was great hosting the show and got great press, but they found in talking to the audience that there was a portion of the audience who loved her and a portion who didn't connect with her. The core Oxygen audience grew up as Spice Girls fans, so they connect with Mel B." The show is featuring contestants who struggle with weight and want to lose some pounds. Instead of going with heavy training like "The Biggest Loser", "Dance Your Ass Off" pairs the contestants with professional dancers to shake their body and burn fats along the way. Season 1 witnessed champion Ruben losing 74.4 pounds. Melanie Brown was almost a winner of "Dancing with the Stars" season 5, coming second after Helio Castroneves. Source Here

Tonight's TV Hot List: Monday, Aug. 31, 2009 - Featured

* Greek (9/8c ABC Family) School's back in session for Season 3 of this college-set drama, which opens with the ramifications from the big "End of the World" party. As Casey copes with Cappie's surprising rejection, Cappie learns (perhaps too late) that Max is out of the picture. Elsewhere, someone finds out about Rebecca's secret kiss. But college isn't all romance - academics also factor into campus life, and Rusty realizes he needs to bring his organic-chemistry grade up if he wants to keep his honors status. * CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock (8/7c ABC) Each year it's a country-music lover's paradise, as the four-day all-star event in Nashville welcomes fans to get up close and personal with their favorite artists for exclusive autograph sessions and high-energy concerts. Tonight's three-hour special highlights performances and goes behind the scenes with such stars as Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Kellie Pickler and Julianne Hough. * Weeds (10/9c Showtime ) The fifth-season finale is whacked and wacky, and quite possibly surpasses the four previous season enders. Once again, a few loose ends are tied up and some characters get newfound direction, and viewers are left craving more. There are tragic and comedic turns of events, and family is at the forefront - Nancy's, Esteban's, Nancy and Esteban's, and Celia's. And the climactic scene is stunningly effective and affecting as the season ends with a bang and a splash. * Inside the Actors Studio (7/6c Bravo ) Hey Mickey, you're so fine. Actor Mickey Rourke gives expression to his life, craft and roller-coaster career in an interview with host James Lipton. The New York-born Rourke, once an Actors Studio attendee and a pupil of legendary acting coach Lee Strasberg, flew high to silver-screen stardom in the 1980s in the films Body Heat (1981), Diner (1982) and Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986). Yet his star came to dim and dull, and the fading Rourke retreated to a boxing career in the 1990s. Alas, Rourke is the quintessential comeback kid: He returned to punch up his career in a spellbinding turn as a former superstar grappler in 2008's The Wrestler, for which he scored a Golden Globe win and an Oscar nomination. * Dance Your Ass Off (10/9c Oxygen) To live and let diet: The final three pound-shedding contestants have survived various dance styles in this inaugural season - disco, spicy Latin moves, swing dance, the tango and the Viennese waltz among them. (They also learned the bare facts about the stripper pole.) Now comes the Season 1 finale, in which one contestant emerges as the winner in a supersize feast that features a return of all the eliminated players. Hungry for more Dance? No worries, Oxygen weighs in with a reunion show next Monday. Source Here