“Dancing Fools” host Melissa Peterman talks about bringing everyday Astaires to ABC Family

Dancing Fools
Wednesday, May 29
ABC Family, 9pm ET

Why should the stars have all the fun?

ABC Family is letting everyday Astaires get their groove on with Dancing Fools, a hybrid clip/competition show that scours the Internet looking for funny dance videos — while also having taken submissions online — then allowing some of those featured in the clips to show their stuff in front of a live studio audience for a chance to win $10,000.

Actress Melissa Peterman (Baby Daddy) will host, lending her comic flair to the fun-loving madness. She says the dances range from rehearsed routines to maybe catching Grandpa getting down at a wedding reception.

The ideal Dancing Fools video is “Anything creative, fun and something you want to watch over and over again,” Peterman says. “It never hurts to be really good … or so bad it’s really good.”

She sees her job mainly as keeping things moving and letting the dancers be the stars of the show, but hey, if called upon she’s certainly ready to strut her stuff.

“I’ll probably bust out a few moves that I like to do,” she says. “My husband always says I have go-to moves. … I don’t mind doing a little running man, a little Roger Rabbit. I ain’t that old.”

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