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Old March 30 2013, 04:52 AM   #8
Geoff Peterson
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Re: Can American Bandstand make a return?

Shaka Zulu wrote: View Post
But the show did air on ABC, and presumably if revived would air on ABC sometime on Saturdays.

As for what I said about ABC forcing DCP to have nothing on American Bandstand but pop stars from Disney and pop stars generally, back in the past ABC did force the show to have on Kaptain Kool & The Kongs from The Kroft Supershow a few times, which Dick Clark resented.

The only way to not have this pressure would be for the show to be in syndication, but that market is as dead as a doornail. The show could be on MTV or MTV 2 (Much Music & Much More music here in Canada), but both channels would do the same thing as ABC would, most likely.
Just because it aired on ABC in the past doesn't mean it has to return to ABC. The last few years it was on the air it was syndicated. Disney didn't even own ABC the last time it broadcast American Bandstand. Though given the synergy between studios, networks and recording companies there is no doubt that any network/studio associated with a record label would have that label's artists featured on a revived American Bandstand appearing on that network.
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