• Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 18, 2006
Season #: 1, 2
Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14
  1. This show is so much fun that I couldn't stop watching it. It's "Dancing with The Stars" with the possibility of dangerous leg-breaking falls. What could be bad?
  2. Reviewed by: Erik Pedersen
    70
    Combine the legions of figure skating fans with those who were swept off their feet by "Dancing With the Stars," and all signs point to a breakout hit.
  3. There is something satisfying about watching difficult things performed well, especially when the point is to make it look easy, and especially when the performer is a person who might reasonably be expected to fail.
  4. 60
    The “look what I can do” element is intrinsically enjoyable, if only because you’re waiting to see celebrity ass hitting ice.
  5. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    60
    It's a silly, sweet-natured waste of time, and (unlike the tortured caterwauling of the American Idol contestants) it's utterly irresistible.
  6. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    60
    The skating is slow and rarely pretty, and it’s not live.
  7. SWC lacks the charm of the original (Dancing With The Stars). [20 Jan 2006, p.65]
  8. The result is ridiculous; but it's far more amusing than Hollywood Squares, which is where other formerly famous go to die.
  9. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    40
    Tonight's "Skating" debut glides onto the air in a weird sort of middle zone, not quite cheesy enough to skewer, yet too much a cheese-product to take seriously.
  10. It's a rip-off (and not a particularly well-executed one) of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."
  11. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    30
    "Fox attitude" in this genre demands that if a show's worth producing, it's worth overproducing, from the music to the faux tension to the various back stories (injuries, struggles, pain) designed to gin up drama.
  12. 30
    What makes a cloney-baloney reality show such as the new ''Skating With Celebrities" bearable? For me, it's the constant awareness of how ''Saturday Night Live" might milk its silliness.
  13. A genius idea so diluted by imitation that it becomes hard to watch.
  14. Reviewed by: Jose Antonio Vargas
    30
    The result is rarely funny, often humdrum, surprisingly predictable fare.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 7 out of 15
  1. EricE.
    Jan 18, 2008
    6
    I enjoyed this series but can see why it wasn't renewed. Was a bit of a dangerous/difficult sport to try to teach "C" level celebrities. I enjoyed this series but can see why it wasn't renewed. Was a bit of a dangerous/difficult sport to try to teach "C" level celebrities. Not nearly as good as Dancing with the Stars. Full Review »
  2. zoroflop
    Jul 22, 2006
    0
    Possibly THE worst show ever concieved. Rips off a horrible show (dancing with the stars), to make an even more despicable one. To think, Possibly THE worst show ever concieved. Rips off a horrible show (dancing with the stars), to make an even more despicable one. To think, Arrested Development was replaced by THIS? Full Review »
  3. cr
    Mar 2, 2006
    8
    i love this show!