“Shades of Blue” star Jennifer Lopez will do double duty on NBC as an executive of an upcoming Peacock net dance competition series called “World of Dance.” The network has given it a 10-episode straight-to-series order to her production company, Nuyorican Productions. The series will pit top dancers from around the globe against each other in “battles of artistry, precision, and athleticism.” The winner will walk away with a $1 million dollar prize.
“This will be a fierce, talent-heavy dance competition that embraces the raw emotion and excitement that dance represents,” Lopez said in a video introducing the series. “I am excited to work with “World of Dance,” an organization that has had an immeasurable impact on the dance community, to give all dancers an enormous platform where their dreams can be realized.”
Early in her career, Lopez was employed as one of the dancing “Fly Girls” on Fox sketch comedy “In Living Color.”
“World of Dance” is the second dance competition show at NBC with a celebrity at the helm. Earlier this year, the network ordered a six episode series from Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum, which landed a six-episode order.