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SKATING WITH THE STARS
Air Date: Monday, December 13, 2010
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#104-60) "Episode 104"
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IT'S "THRILL WEEK" AND FOUR REMAINING PAIRS SQUARE OFF -- WHO WILL BE ELIMINATED? -- ON ABC'S "SKATING WITH THE STARS," MONDAY, DECEMBER 13

After a Week That Sent Three Contestants to the Hospital, The Pairs are Tasked with the Most Dangerous Moves in Skating

"Episode 104" - The four remaining pairs take to the unforgiving ice on "Skating with the Stars," MONDAY, DECEMBER 13 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Last week was both fateful and unpredictable for television's most dangerous show. Three of the skaters were sent to the hospital, although two returned to perform during the December 6 telecast. This week, aptly titled "Thrill Week," the remaining pairs are being asked to perform one of skating's most dangerous moves. Will they emerge unscathed . . . and who will survive elimination? Dick Button, Johnny Weir and Laurieann Gibson are the judges; Vernon Kay is the host and Tanith Belbin is the commentator for the show, from BBC Worldwide Productions.

In "Thrill Week," the music will be fast paced and high energy. Five of our pros will be back for a holiday themed performance packed full of lifts, tricks and incredible skating to "Baby it's cold outside," Adding to the thrills, each pair will have to keep up with the rhythm and tempo of the tracks they're given and be required to perform one of the most dangerous moves in skating -- an overheard lift or throw. The four remaining pairs are Bethenny Frankel & Ethan Burgess, Brandon Mychal Smith & Keauna McLaughlin, Jonny Moseley & Brooke Castile and Rebecca Budig & Fred Palascak. The pair with the lowest ranking following the judges' scores and votes from the public will be sent home the following week.

"Skating with the Stars" is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Izzie Pick ("Dancing with the Stars" and the UK's "Strictly Come Dancing") is executive producer. Paul Osborne ("I'm a Celebrity´┐ŻGet me Out of Here!" and "Secret Millionaire") and Ashley Edens ("Dancing with the Stars") are co-executive producers. Alex Rudzinski ("Dancing with the Stars") directs.

About BBC Worldwide Productions:

BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). In the U.S., BBC Worldwide Productions, one of BBC Worldwide's seven core businesses, is based in Los Angeles and New York and develops scripted and non-scripted projects for U.S. cable and broadcast networks. It is responsible for the smash hit "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC) and is also currently in production on "Top Gear" (HISTORY), "What Not to Wear" (ABC), "Skating with the Stars" (ABC) and "Torchwood: The New World" (Starz).

"Skating with the Stars" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG,L parental guideline.

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