NBC just renewed the reality competition show “World of Dance” for a second season next summer after just five episodes. This search for the best dancers in the world is a huge hit for the peacock network on Tuesday, airing after the two-hour installment of “America’s Got Talent.” Jennifer Lopez, who executive produces, is also the head judge alongside Ne-Yo and “Dancing With the Stars” alum Derek Hough. Jenna Dewan Tatum serves as combination host/mentor.
Lopez is also headlining the crime drama “Shades of Blue,” that also airs on NBC. Hough has won two Emmys for Best Choreography for “Dancing with the Stars” (2013 and 2015). And the Grammy-winning Ne-Yo has moved more than 10 million discs.
In announcing the early renewal, Paul Telegdy, President of Alternative & Reality Group for NBC Entertainment Unscripted Programming, said: “Jennifer Lopez has been a formidable executive producer and leader for this franchise. Her partnership with Meredith Ahr and Universal TV Alternative Studio has been remarkable. 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.”
And Lopez was equally effusive: “I am so proud to not only star, but produce a show that is so close to my heart. I am so happy that ‘World Of Dance’ has resonated with audiences and we are able to put dancers on the pedestal they deserve. I cannot wait to continue this journey and my partnership with NBC.”
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