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NBC Orders Jennifer Lopez Dance Competition Series

Networks Gives a 10-Episode Straight-to-Series Order

“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.

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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