Ahead of the 94th Academy Awards airing on ABC, March 27 at 8 p.m. EDT, professional dancers, Derek Hough and Julianne Hough are recreating the most legendary cinematic performances in a new one-hour special, Step Into…The Movies with Derek and Julianne Hough.
The special, featuring a star-studded cast of singers, dancers, actors and film legends who will be announced at a later date, premieres SUNDAY, MARCH 20 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC, airing after American Idol.
The performances will draw inspiration from iconic films such as Singin’ in the Rain, Moulin Rouge, Beauty and the Beast, Chicago, Dirty Dancing, Saturday Night Fever and La La Land.
“There is no one better than Derek and Julianne to revisit iconic movie moments through music and dance,” said Rob Mills, executive vice president, Unscripted and Alternative Entertainment, Walt Disney Television. “Their talent is insurmountable and will entertain audiences at home through their captivating visual performances. And the celebrity guests and surprises they have in store are sure to make it an unforgettable night.”
Derek and Julianne are both former Dancing with the Stars pros. Julianne won DWTS twice, while Derek is a six time champion. In 2020, he joined the show’s judging panel alongside Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. In May 2017, Derek joined Jennifer Lopez and Ne-Yo at the judges table for the NBC dance competition, World of Dance, which ran for four seasons.
Currently, Derek is starring in “Derek Hough: No Limit.” The residency at the Venetian Resort Las Vegas debuted in September 2021 and continues starting May 2022.
“Step Into…The Movies with Derek and Julianne Hough” is produced by Done+Dusted in association with Walt Disney Television’s alternative production unit. Derek Hough, Julianne Hough, Katy Mullan, Nick Florez, RJ Durell, Peter Hebri and Ashley Edens serve as executive producers.