There’s TV, and then there’s what I like to call TV, TV (emphasis on the second “TV”).
Last week NBC stars came together for a press brunch held at the Universal Studios Hollywood lot.
J-Lo is bringing her dance moves to the small screen
Check out this exclusive clip below of the world-famous dancer Fik-shun. If you’re not familiar, Fik-shun won Season 10 of So You Think You Can Dance, and we are thrilled he is now competing in World of Dance.
If you’re not familiar, NBC just premiered on Tuesday, May 30th, and had the biggest summer alternative premiere in 9 years. The show is led by judgesJennifer Lopez (who is also an executive producer), Derek Hough, NE-YO and host/mentor Jenna Dewan Tatum, and will give dancers the platform to showcase their talents and the opportunity to receive a life-altering grand prize of $1 million
NBC’s new dance competition series “World of Dance” is led by a judging team of extraordinary dance superstars — Jennifer Lopez (who also serves as an executive producer), Derek Hough, NE-YO and host/mentor Jenna Dewan Tatum.
The 10-episode series from Universal Television Alternative Studio and Nuyorican Productions will give dancers the platform to showcase their talents and the opportunity to receive a life-altering grand prize of $1 million.
In partnership with preeminent global dance brand World of Dance, the series brings the world’s elite dancers together to compete in epic battles of artistry, precision and athleticism. Solo dancers will compete against duos and crews in an unlimited range of dance, including hip-hop, popping, locking, tap, ballet, break dancing, ballroom, stomping and more.
Handpicked from qualifying events around the nation and thousands of online submissions, competitors are divided into three divisions: Junior (any size act, 17 years old and under), Upper (groups of 1- 4, 18 and older) and Team (groups of 5+, 18 and older). Our panel of experts score the acts using a precise point system developed by World of Dance, using the following criteria: Performance, Technique, Choreography, Creativity and Presentation. The competition consists of five rounds: Qualifiers, Duels, The Cut, Divisional Final and the World Final. In the first four rounds, dancers only compete within their division, but in the World Final – the winner from each division will compete against each other for the grand prize.
World of Dance is among the most trusted and fastest growing dance and music entertainment brands, combining a successful digital platform of more than 8 million subscribers with the world’s largest international urban dance competition. What began in 2008 as a single event is now a continent-spanning, tour de force of human spirit and sick dance moves. The World of Dance Tour attracts YouTube stars, industry icons and tens of thousands of fans to events in more than 25 countries, spanning the U.S., Europe, South America, and Asia. The inspiring performance videos captured from these events drive 30 million monthly views online, making World of Dance the largest dance entertainment channel on YouTube. No language barriers. No animosity. Just pure, awe-inspiring movement.
Jennifer Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas & Benny Medina will executive produce for Nuyorican Productions. Also executive producing are Kris Curry, Matilda Zoltowski, Alex Katz, David Gonzalez, Matthew Everitt and Al Hassas. The series will be produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio in association with Nuyorican Productions and World of Dance.
Harvey Weinstein introduces his second Broadway play and shows us Derek Hough stepping into the shoes of Gene Kelly.
Kari Feinstein’s Emmys Style lounge this weekend drew scores of celebrity visitors, including Orange is the New Black star Ruby Rose, style icon Whitney Port, and rising comedian Jenny Slate.