There is no premiere date set yet for the new NBC reality series, World of Dance, but with Derek Hough (and NE-YO) joining producer Jennifer Lopez on the judges panel, it looks like the dancer will be stepping away from Dancing with the Stars at least for now. Check out all the details:
World renown dancer and two-time Emmy Award winner Derek Hough, who is set to co-star in the Dec. 7 production of Hairspray Live!, and NE-YO, an incredibly accomplished dancer, Grammy Award-winning singer, composer, producer and actor who drew raves as the Tin Man in last year’s The Wiz Live!, have been added as judges on NBC’s new dance competition series World of Dance.
Hough and NE-YO join Jennifer Lopez at the judges’ table for upcoming the 10-episode series from Universal Television Alternative Studio and Nuyorican Productions that will give dancers the platform to showcase their talents and the opportunity to receive a life-altering grand prize of $1 million.
“Jennifer, Derek and NE-YO are three of the most accomplished dancers of their generation, and their incredible insight from the judges’ table will be both inspiring and wholly constructive to the world-class level of dancers who are competing on the show,” said Meredith Ahr, President, Universal Television Alternative Studio. “We feel so very honored that the three of them are giving back to the dance community in this way.”
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, krumping, popping, locking, tap, ballet, break dancing, ballroom, stomping and more.