DeLay finds another "reality" with ABC
NBC finally found the right reality show for ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. And ABC has finally found the right "reality" for former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.
ABC originally cast DeLay in "Dancing with the Stars," only he fractured both his feet during rehearsal and had to bow out of the competition though, sadly, not before dancing the cha cha to The Troggs' "Wild Thing," ruining that tune for us forever.
On Friday, Disney-ABC Domestic Television announced they'd found another reality-TV home for DeLay. He will sit in as the "Expert" in the "Ask the Expert" lifeline for episodes of the syndicated show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" airing all next week, Oct. 26-30.
Contestants who have correctly answered the $5,000 question can ask to be connected to a pre-determined "expert" via Skype. DeLay will appear from Los Angeles in the episodes. He told contestants ahead of time he knows a lot about politics, sports, history, and science. He also warned contestants he's weak on pop culture -- anyone who saw that "Wild Thing" cha cha knew that already -- celebrities, and literature.
Before there was DeLay on "Dancing," NBC cast Blago in "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!" But a federal judge put the kibosh on that, saying Blago could not go to Costa Rica to participate in the show, because he, the judge, was not convinced the politician would comply with terms of his bail.(Blagojevich has pleaded not guilty to 17 charges against him, including racketeering and extortion.)
But NBC did not give up on Blago and has since cast him in the next edition of its Donald Trump-led "Celebrity Apprentice."
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