is a dance contest airing on FUSE TV
that premiered on April 18
. The TV-PG
rated show features stripteasers
of all shapes and sizes as they dance while disrobing down to their undergarments, and most of the time they strip completely naked.
In each episode five contestants striptease to a music video as interview soundbites
and photos reveal stories about each "pancer". For the first two seasons, the audience selected each episode’s winner by texting their vote. Then the show changed to a format where judges selected the weekly winner. Each episode's winner received $200 and the opportunity to compete in a championship at the end of the season.
Season 2 of Pants-Off Dance-Off (PODO) added a side bar of trash-talking contestants and host pop-ups with rude comments. After the show viewers can log on to vote for their favorite moves, funniest moments, most memorable body parts, and watch past videos.
The first season was hosted by Tila Tequila
and Krista Ayne. Former child star Jodie Sweetin
from Full House
) joined the show as host for Season 2. Willa Ford
has signed on to host Season 3 which began airing on July 10, 2007.
Critical and popular reception
Although TV Guide
to be the "dumbest show on television" , the show is FUSE's most popular and tripled late-night ratings during its first season.
The show's creator is Tad Low
, who also created Pop-Up Video
. The first episode of PODO
premiered on April 18
is produced by Manhattan-based Sharp Entertainment, which also produces VH1
’s The Fabulous Life