UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., July 19 (UPI) — Renowned entertainer Jennifer Lopez is executive producing a 10-episode competition series called World of Dance.
The program — on which contestants will compete for a grand prize of $1 million — is a collaboration from NBC, Universal Television Alternative Studios and Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions.
“Dance rivals any sport for its ability to produce world-class athletes and powerful performances that entertain, inspire and unite people from all walks of life,” Meredith Ahr, president of Universal Television Alternative Studios, said in a statement Tuesday. “The unmatched credibility that the World of Dance organization has achieved so quickly speaks to the high standard they have set for their community, which is based on authentic expression, diversity and innovation. Those core values, paired with one of dance’s greatest success stories and role models, Jennifer Lopez, are sure to give viewers a front row seat as dance is taken to the next level.”
“This will be a fierce talent-heavy dance competition that embraces the raw emotion and excitement that dance represents,” added Lopez. “I am excited to work with World of Dance, an organization that has had an immeasurable impact on the dance community, to give all dancers an enormous platform where their dreams can be realized.”
Lopez is dancer, singer, actress and former judge on American Idol. She will soon be heard in the animated film Ice Age: Collision Course and seen in Season 2 of NBC’s Shades of Blue.