Rob Wade Exits Dancing with the Stars

That’s right, kids. The guy pushing fauxmances, fake storylines and manipulation of contestants has exited the building and I don’t think many who watch the show are sad to see him go. The only problem is that old saying “better the devil you know…” – odds are good that the person who replaces him will be someone who worked for him and learned at his knee. And who will have something to prove. Could be ugly. He’s headed to Fox to head their “Alternative Programming” – someone asked me via DM if that was the same as “Alternative Facts”. LOL. Thanks to Linz for the heads up.

Veteran producer Rob Wade has been named president, alternative entertainment and specials, the Fox Broadcasting announced Monday. Corie Henson, who had led alternative, will continue with the network as executive vice president, reporting to Wade.

Wade most recently served as executive producer and showrunner for ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.” He previously was head of entertainment development at BBC Worldwide.