"Dancing with the Stars" head judge Len Goodman is hosting "The Titanic with Len Goodman" at 8 p.m. April 10 on WTTW-Channel 11. It's a fascinating look at where the ill-fated ship was built, the key players involved in her design, and the very human side of the tragedy from the stories of those who made it and those who perished.
Read my interview: "Speaking With... Len Goodman"
As for "DWTS," when asked about this season's crop of contenders, Goodman had this to say: "It's marvelous. This is by far one of the best group of celebrities we've ever had. This will be a tough season in terms of who goes home."
When asked whom he thinks is already "one to watch," Goodman replied: "Well, Katherine Jenkins is beautiful and a lovely dancer. And you gotta like William [Levy]. He's hot."
So do the judges really get along, Len?
"Everybody gets along," Goodman said emphatically. "Especially we three. We get on terrifically. We meet up and have dinner on occasion. We call each other to chat. Even if we have a bit of a spat on the show it never carries past the show."
And I asked Goodman why he was so happy this past week during the heated competition, as the 9s and 10s flowed almost as freely as the tears.
"I took my happy pills," Goodman said with a hearty laugh. "I guess the anti-depressants kicked in finally."