NBC’s dance competition series World of Dance with host Jennifer Lopez has been renewed for a second season.
Produced by NBC’s in-house production unit Universal Television Alternative Studios, along with Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions, the 10-part series give undiscovered dancers the opportunity to showcase their moves and win a grand prize of a million dollars.
Contestants are handpicked from qualifying events around the nation and from online submissions. Competitors are divided into three divisions: Junior (any size act and those 17 and under, Upper (groups of one to four, 18 and older) and Team (groups of five or more, 18 and older). Solo dancers go up against duos and crews in an unlimited range of dance from hip-hop, popping, locking to tap, ballet, break dancing, ballroom, stomping and more.
Dancers are judged by a panel of dance superstars including Lopez (who also serves as an executive producer). They include: Derek Hough, NE-YO and Jenna Dewan Tatum.
World of Dance was the #1 regular timeslot premiere of 2017 on the broadcast networks in the 18-49 demo, and the most-watched summer alternative series debut on cable or broadcast in nine years, according to NBC.
“The extraordinary ratings and digital performance is testament to the unique capabilities of Universal Television Alternative Studio in crafting a format that works on all platforms and is instantly scalable,” said Paul Telegdy, president, Alternative & Reality Group, NBC Entertainment Unscripted Programming, in a statement.