8 Shows That Need a Dance-Filled Musical Episode ASAP
If there's one thing we learned from the musical episode of "Riverdale" last season, it's that more television shows should follow along and have at least one dance-tastic episode. Sure, sometimes these can flop, but most of the time they only make us love the show even more. Here are 8 series that we think need an episode filled with dancey goodness RIGHT NOW.
"The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina"
Kiernan Shipka and Ross Lynch singing a beautiful duet with all the other witches as backup dancers? We're ready for it.
Imagine this: Instead of getting a random guy to be the new bachelor, we get one of our favorite dancers (Robert Roldan, where you at?).
"Keeping Up with the Kardashians"
It's honestly crazy that Kris Jenner hasn't already turned one of her daughters into a musical prodigy, but no time's better than the present.
We already know that Liz Gillies is a performance powerhouse, so a musical episode is a no-brainer.
"The Bold Type"
Three strong women taking on NYC? Seems like the perfect opportunity to throw in some jazz dancers and make it into the feminist musical we all want.
"This Is Us"
This would probably end up being the saddest ballet sequence of all time since "This Is Us" never fails to make us cry.
"13 Reasons Why"
We don't really know what will happen in the next season of "13 Reasons Why," but it's a show about high schoolers, sooo why can't one end up being a stellar dancer? Just a thought, Netflix.
"American Horror Story"
Bring Lady Gaga back for a much needed musical episode, please!
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Say you're perpetually impeccable designer Thom Browne. Say you're planning your Spring 2020 Paris menswear show along a "Versailles country club" theme. Say you want a world-class danseur to open the show with some kind of appropriately fabulous choreography.
Who do you call? James Whiteside, of course. On Saturday, the American Ballet Theatre principal—wearing pointe shoes and a glorious pinstriped tutu—kicked off Browne's presentation at the École des Beaux-Arts with a 15-minute, show-stealing solo. Whiteside choreographed the piece himself, with the help of detailed notes from the designer.