CBS has slated the new dance competition series Come Dance With Me to premiere on the CBS Television Network and Paramount+ on Friday, April 15.
Created by NCIS: Los Angeles co-stars Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J and produced by CBS Television Studios and 3 Ball Productions, Come Dance With Me merges the dynamic of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars with a family competition element by partnering talented aspiring dancers, ranging in age from 9 to 15, with an untrained family member for a series of pair dance routines in different styles.
Each pair will practice and perform a new routine every week for a panel of judges, who will score them on a 10-point scale that rates their technique, chemistry, and showmanship. The two lowest-scoring teams each week will go head to head in a freestyle elimination dance-off, at the conclusion of which the judges will decide which goes forward in the competition and which goes home. The last team standing at the end of the season will take home a grand prize of US$100,000.
The series is hosted by Grammy–winning producer and songwriter Philip Lawrence (pictured far left), while the judges’ table is staffed by dancer, actor, and plus-size model Dexter Mayfield (second from left), dancer and actress Jenna Dewan (second from right), and hip-hop choreographer Tricia Miranda (far right).
Come Dance With Me creators Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J also serve as executive producers on the series, along with Reinout Oerlemans, Ross Weintraub and Jeff Altrock for 3 Ball Productions. Jeff Thacker, Nick Florez and RJ Durell round out the EP credits.