Reality television put its best foot forward again for the season premiere of “Dancing With the Stars” Monday night. But after last season’s all-star edition (so-so ratings and all), it’s hard not to see this collection of B-list celebrities as a bit of a comedown. Heck, after 15 seasons under the show’s sequined belt, they’re treading on a well-worn path on the dance floor…
…but that cynicism goes out the window a few minutes into the telecast, when boxer Victor Ortiz’s backstory hits viewers like a gut punch.
But first up are “American Idol” vet Kellie Pickler and her partner Derek Hough. “We have the same haircut,” says Hough when they meet for the first time for training. “You can be Peter Pan to my Tinkerbell,” she says.
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