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E! orders docuseries “L.A. Clippers Dance Squad”

Mandalay Sports Media is producing an eight-episode reality series that will follow rising stars in the NBA team's elite dance troupe.
November 25, 2015

E! has greenlit a reality series starring the L.A. Clippers’ dance team.

Produced by Mandalay Sports Media, L.A. Clippers Dance Squad (eight x one-hour) will go behind the scenes to look at the professional and personal lives of women hoping to become one of the NBA team’s elite dancers.

The series will follow the audition process and then rehearsals to show viewers what it takes to make it as a member of the Clippers dance team.

Mike Tollin and Jon Weinbach are exec producing for Mandalay Sports Media, and Leola Westbrook serves as an exec producer as well. Cash Warren is producing.

“The women of the Clippers dance team embody the physical and spiritual essence of the modern woman,” said Petra Pope, creative director of entertainment teams for the L.A. Clippers. “These athletes come from various ethnic backgrounds and dance training.  We look to them to be aspirational ambassadors to all those they encounter.”

L.A. Clippers Dance Squad will premiere on the NBCUniversal-owned cable net in 2016.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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