Karina Smirnoff and Jonathan Roberts by Jeff Neira/ABC Karina Smirnoff and Jonathan Roberts by Jeff Neira/ABC

Looking for a silver lining in the dark cloud that is the current (and, hopefully, soon to be kaput) writers' strike? Look no further than this week's Ausiello Report vodcast, shot entirely behind the scenes at the Dancing with the Stars tour.

The fact is, were it not for the strike, I probably never would have made the trek out to Long Island to hang with the likes of Mark Ballas, Cheryl Burke and Wayne Newton. But I have to say, I rather enjoyed myself. Ever more startling: I may start watching Dancing.

Not only did I get a free dance lesson from a very playful Karina Smirnoff, but, thanks mostly to the very pointed questions you guys armed me with, I scored some serious intel about Season 6. (One magician + three sports stars + one deaf actress = big scoop!)

And if it's more Dancing you crave, check the TVGuide.com video players later today for separate, full-length interviews with the entire troupe (sans Marie Osmond, who, for the first time in her 90-year career, declined a media request).

As always, your feedback in that pretty white box below is greatly appreciated!