‘Dancing With The Stars’ Contestants Scramble After ‘The Walking Dead’ Pulls Clearance

By: 09.21.16

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This week’s edition of Dancing with the Stars was a TV-themed, and what would work better in that situation than the TV theme for the most popular show on television, The Walking Dead? Hoping to capitalize on the show’s popularity, Indycar driver James Hinchcliffe — who looks strikingly similar to Andrew Lincoln — and his professional dancing partner, Sharna Burgess, put together a killer Paso Doble (a style of dance modeled after Spanish bullfighting) set to The Walking Dead theme and gained clearance from the network. They we’re all set for the performance until a day before they were scheduled to go on.

For reasons that aren’t clear, AMC pulled clearance on the theme at the last minute, sending the two dancers scrambling. While they didn’t have enough time to choreograph another song, they were able to find a song similar to The Walking Dead theme, as Burgess explained to TV Guide:

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