Fox has tapped former “World of Dance” host Jenna Dewan to host its upcoming dancing-dating reality hybrid series, “Flirty Dancing.”
Fox describes the series as “part performance, part blind date.” The series, based on the U.K. series of the same name, sees two complete strangers learn half of a dance routine, and then perform the full routine together on a blind date.
However, the U.S. version will feature a twist on the original British format. Fox’s edition will feature singles who will perform a different choreographed dance with each of two potential love interests, before choosing the one with whom he/she has the strongest connection.
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“‘Flirty Dancing’ is a truly unique format – it’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. It’s fun, fresh and romantic, and broadens the dating format far beyond its traditional boundaries,” said Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment and Specials, FOX Entertainment. “Jenna is our dream host. She knows all about how powerful connection and chemistry can be on the dance floor. So there really is no one better to help guide these singles in their search for love.”
Dewan, whose breakout acting role came in the 2006 dance film “Step Up,” had a recurring role in Fox’s “The Resident.” She also hosted the first two seasons of NBC’s “World of Dance” competition from Jennifer Lopez. Next month, she will release her first book, “Gracefully You,” which will demonstrate how movement is essential to both physical and mental health.
“Flirty Dancing” is produced by Second Star, part of Objective Media Group, and All3Media America. Second Star’s Deborah Sargeant and Objective Media Group America’s Jilly Pearce will serve as executive producers. Mike Yurchuk serves as executive producer and showrunner.