Bob Saget’s sudden passing struck a nerve with millions of Americans who enjoyed the work of the actor and comedian. Saget rose to mainstream fame when he played the role of Danny Tanner on ABC’s Full House. The broadcast network recently wanted to bring Saget in for a special project.
ABC had tried to recruit Bob Saget to be on Dancing with the Stars in 2009. Saget was a long-time friend of DWTS host Tom Bergeron. The comedian was not interested in the proposal. Saget told the story on an episode of his podcast.
“They wanted me to go on [‘Dancing With the Stars’] and he said you gotta dance and I sent him X-rays of my knees because I’d had surgeries and [I couldn’t dance], but he still didn’t pick it up.”
Bob Saget was starring on a sitcom called Surviving Suburbia on ABC at the time. The crossover would’ve been a perfect way to promote both shows. Bob’s knee wouldn’t allow it to happen.
Saget said network president Cynthia Stevenson tried to blackmail him into taking the gig. Stevenson told him that if he wanted his series renewed for a second run, he’d have to do Dancing with the Stars. Saget called her bluff. The show was cancelled after that lone season.
The passing of Bob Saget has inspired memorials from fans and fellow celebrities around the world. Fans remember him as a loving TV father and hilarious stand-up comic. Unfortunately, the world never got to see him perform on Dancing with the Stars.
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