American Grandstand, A Dan Snyder Production

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Redskins owner Daniel Snyder acquired Dick Clark's TV company Tuesday for $175 million. So how will Snyder incorporate Dick Clark Productions' many programs into his growing sports-and-entertainment empire? Imagine the possibilities:

· "American Bandstand" dancers replaced by Hogettes.

· Snyder busts the Golden Globes salary cap by hiring high-priced, free-agent celebrity presenters away from Oscars, Grammys.

· New Snyder-inspired TV show launched: "So You Think You Can Coach."

· $75,000-a-pop luxury boxes added at the base of Times Square ball for "New Year's Rockin' Eve."

· "American Bandstand" songs no longer clearly audible in most parts of the Washington area.

· "Greatest TV Bloopers" replaced by recent Redskin highlights (actually, not a significant change).

· New made-for-TV competition: "The Potomac River Lumberjack Challenge."

-- Style staff


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