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USTownhall RoundTable: The Fall 2017 sessions
Written by Scott Katz   

We're back!  Just when you thought it was safe to watch your favorite shows without us trashing them, Scott, Kerry, and Brenda are back to shine a big ol' spotlight on what we liked -- and what we didn't -- abouit some of the hottest reality shows on television!

 

For now, we'll be discussing the current season of Dancing with the Stars as it returns for a 25th cycle.

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(1) Sep 23, 2017: First Dances, no elimination

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(6) Oct 26, 2017: Movie Night, Nick Lachey eliminated

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(2) Sep 28, 2017: Ballroom night, Barbara Corcoran eliminated; Latin Night, Debbie Gibson eliminated

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(7) Nov 2, 2017: Halloween Night, Vanessa Lachey and Nikki Bella eliminated

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(3) Oct 5, 2017: Guilty Pleasures Night, no elimination

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(8) Nov 10, 2017: Quarterfinals Night, Terrell Owens eliminated

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(4) Oct 12, 2017: Most Memorable Year Night, Derek Fisher eliminated

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(9) Nov 17, 2017: Semifinals Night, Victoria Arlen eliminated

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(5) Oct 19, 2017: Disney Night, Sasha Pieterse eliminated

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USTownhall RoundTable: The Winter 2017 sessions
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Once again the USTownhall RoundTable podcasters – Scott, Kerry, and Brenda – are back with their meandering musings on the world of pop culture.  In these Winter 2017 sessions, we'll dissect with surgical precision the highlights and lowlights of the latest seasons of The Celebrity Apprentice, now starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Dancing with the Stars now in its 24th cycle.

 

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(1) Mar 2, 2017: Dancing with the Stars season 24 cast announcement

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(1) Jan 5, 2017: The Celebrity Apprentice episodes 1 & 2 - Carrie Keagan and Carnie Wilson eliminated

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(2) Mar 23, 2017: Dancing with the Stars season 24 PREMIERE!

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(2) Jan 12, 2017:  The Celebrity Apprentice episodes 3 & 4 - Eric Dickerson and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi eliminated

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(3) Mar 28, 2017: Dancing with the Stars season 24 FIRST ELIMINATION: Chris Kattan

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(3) Jan 19, 2017: The Celebrity Apprentice episodes 5 & 6 - Kyle Richards and Jon Lovitz eliminated

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(4) April 6, 2017: Dancing with the Stars season 24 SECOND ELIMINATION: Charo

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(4) Jan 26, 2017: The Celebrity Apprentice episodes 7 & 8 - Vince Neil, Chael Sonnen, and Porsha Williams eliminated

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(5) April 11, 2017: Dancing with the Stars season 24 THIRD ELIMINATION: Mr. T

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(5) Feb 2, 2017: The Celebrity Apprentice episodes 9 & 10 - Ricky Williams, Carson Kressley, and Lisa Leslie eliminated

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(6) April 20, 2017: Dancing with the Stars season 24 FOURTH ELIMINATION: Erika Jayne

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(6) Feb 10, 2017: The Celebrity Apprentice episodes 11 & 12 - Laila Ali and Brooke Burke-Charvet eliminated

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(7) April 27, 2017: Dancing with the Stars season 24 FIFTH ELIMINATION: Heather Morris

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(7) Feb 16, 2017: The Celebrity Apprentice episode 13 - Boy George eliminated and Matt Iseman becomes the Celebrity Apprentice

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(8) May 4, 2017: Dancing with the Stars season 24 SIXTH & SEVENTH ELIMINATIONS: Nancy Kerrigan, Nick Viall

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(9) May 11, 2017: Dancing with the Stars season 24 EIGHTH ELIMINATION: Bonner Bolton

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USTownhall RoundTable: The Fall 2016 sessions
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The new fall TV season is upon us once again, and USTownhall RoundTable podcasters Scott, Kerry, and Brenda are back with another season of their pop culture podcast with pitiless and in-depth analysis of the 23rd season of Dancing with the Stars, among other happenings.

 

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(1) Aug 31, 2016: DWTS23 cast revealed.  Our reactions.

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(6) Oct 20, 2016: DWTS23 Week 6 - Latin night plus 5th elimination: Amber Rose

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(2) Sep 14, 2016: DWTS23 Week 1 - Good premiere, reactions to Ryan Lochte protestors

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(7) Oct 27, 2016: DWTS23 Week 7 - Eras night plus 6th elimination: Maureen McCormick

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(3) Sep 21, 2016: DWTS23 Week 2 - TV night plus 1st elimination: Jake T. Austin

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(8) Nov 1, 2016: DWTS23 Week 8 - Halloween night plus 7th elimination: Ryan Lochte

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(4) Oct 6, 2016: DWTS23 Week 3 - Face-Off night plus 2nd elimination: Governor Rick Perry.

Week 4 - Cirque du Soleil night plus 3rd, 4th eliminations: Babyface & Vanilla Ice

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(9) Nov 10, 2016: DWTS23 Week 9 - Showstoppers night plus 8th elimination: Marilu Henner

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(5) Oct 12, 2016: DWTS23 Week 5 - Most Memorable Year night: no elimination

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(10) Nov 15, 2016: DWTS23 Week 10 - Semifinals plus 9th elimination: Terra Jolé

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(11) Nov 23, 2016: DWTS Week 11 - Finals! Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy win

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USTownhall RoundTable podcast series
Written by Scott Katz   

Fall is upon us once again, and so we begin our Autumn sessions of the fabled USTownhall RoundTable podcast.  For this season, we'll be concentrating on painstakingly dissecting each episode of that fan-favorite reality series, Dancing with the Stars (Season 19!).  Join us each week to listen to the deathless meanderings of our legendary podcast crew: Scott, Brenda, and Kerry.

 

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Dancing with the Stars preview of Season 19:

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Dancing with the Stars week 6, "Pitbull Night": Jonathan Bennett eliminated

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Dancing with the Stars week 1: Lolo Jones eliminated

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Dancing with the Stars week 7, "Halloween Night": Antonio Sabato, Jr. eliminated

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Dancing with the Stars week 2, "My Jam Monday": Tavis Smiley eliminated

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Dancing with the Stars week 8, "Dynamic Duos Night": Michael Waltrip eliminated

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Dancing with the Stars week 3, "Movie Night": Randy Couture eliminated

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Dancing with the Stars week 9, "America's Choice Night": Lea Thompson eliminated

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Dancing with the Stars week 4, "Most Memorable Year Night": Betsey Johnson eliminated

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Dancing with the Stars week 10, "Plugged/Unplugged Night": Tommy Chong eliminated

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Dancing with the Stars week 5, "Switch-Up Night": no elimination

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Dancing with the Stars week 11, "Finalst": Alfonso Ribeiro wins

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USTownhall RoundTable: The Winter-Spring 2014 Sessions
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Sunday, 26 January 2014 13:42

 

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May 25, 2014:

AMERICAN IDOL FINALE: Caleb Johnson & Jena Irene perform; Caleb Johnson wins American Idol 13.

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May 25, 2014:

DANCING WITH THE STARS FINALE: Candace Cameron-Bure, Amy Purdy, & Meryl Davis perform; Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy win Dancing with the Stars 18.

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May 17, 2014:

AMERICAN IDOL TOP 3: Alex Preston eliminated

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DANCING WITH THE STARS Top 5 perform: Charlie White eliminated

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May 11, 2014:

AMERICAN IDOL TOP 4: Jessica Meuse eliminated

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DANCING WITH THE STARS Top 6 perform: Danica McKellar eliminated

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March 9, 2014:

AMERICAN IDOL TOP 12: Emily Piriz eliminated.

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DANCING WITH THE STARS Cast Reveal & format changes:

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POP CULTURE NEWS: Queen summer tour with Adam Lambert

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May 4, 2014:

AMERICAN IDOL TOP 5: Sam Woolf eliminated.

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DANCING WITH THE STARS Top 7 perform: NeNe Leakes eliminated.

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March 2, 2014:

AMERICAN IDOL TOP 13: Kristin O'Connor eliminated.

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April 27, 2014:

AMERICAN IDOL TOP 6: CJ Harris eliminated.

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DANCING WITH THE STARS Top 8 perform: Drew Carey eliminated.

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February 23, 2014:

AMERICAN IDOL Season 13 Rush Week / Top 13 selected

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April 20, 2014:

AMERICAN IDOL TOP 7: Dexter Roberts eliminated.

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DANCING WITH THE STARS Top 9 perform again: Cody Simpson eliminated.

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February 16, 2014:

AMERICAN IDOL Season 13 Hollywood Week / Top 30

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April 13, 2014:

AMERICAN IDOL TOP 8 week 2: Malaya Watson eliminated.

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DANCING WITH THE STARS Top 9 perform: No one eliminated, but scores with last week will be combined with this week's to determine the next celebrity to go home.

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February 9, 2014:

AMERICAN IDOL Season 13 Hollywood Week

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April 6, 2014:

AMERICAN IDOL TOP 8: Sam Woolf gets the Judges' Save!

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DANCING WITH THE STARS TOP 9 perform: Billie Dee Williams drops out leaving only 9 celebrities remaining.

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February 2, 2014:

AMERICAN IDOL Season 13 Auditions week 3

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March 30, 2014:

AMERICAN IDOL TOP 9: Majesty Rose eliminated.

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DANCING WITH THE STARS TOP 10 perform: 2 stars from the top 12 go home on the first elimination episode.

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January 26, 2014:

AMERICAN IDOL Season 13 Auditions week 2

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March 23, 2014:

AMERICAN IDOL TOP 10: MK Nobilette eliminated.

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DANCING WITH THE STARS TOP 12 perform: Season Premiere!

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January 19, 2014: American Idol had its two-night 13th season premiere just days ago, and the panel weighs in on the revitalized series.  What did the panel think of the new judging lineup?  Were there any early favorites from the many contestants who auditioned?  Take a listen, and follow us every week for our take on the latest from American Idol!

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March 16, 2014:

AMERICAN IDOL TOP 11: Ben Briley eliminated.

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January 12, 2014: Our first podcast of the Winter 2014 sessions kicks off with a wrap-up of 2013 pop culture events including the Duck Dynasty controversy.  We also look ahead to the upcoming season of American Idol that we hope will be radically different from the slow motion trainwreck that was Season 12.

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