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Picks and Pans Review: Dance War

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ABC, Mondays, 8 p.m. ET


The two-hour auditions episode of this new series, which pits Dancing with the Stars judges Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli against each other as they coach two teams of singer-dancers, was exhausting. It felt as if every American under 25 were trying out for A Chorus Line. Inaba and Tonioli are certainly contrasting personalities: She’s sunnily charming (and looks lovely not seated behind a judge’s desk). Tonioli has a showier, punchy presence. Maybe once they captain the teams there’ll be a clash of energies. So far they don’t seem ready to tangle, let alone tango.