Jennifer Lopez Dance Competition Series Gets 10-Episode Order at NBC

“World of Dance” will see dancers across all genres compete for $1 million prize

Last Updated: July 19, 2016 @ 2:25 PM

NBC has ordered 10 episodes of “World of Dance,” the dance competition series from Jennifer Lopez, the network announced on Tuesday.

The series, a partnership with the dance brand World of Dance, will pit dancers of all ages and across all genres against each other for a $1 million prize.

“This will be a fierce talent-heavy dance competition that embraces the raw emotion and excitement that dance represents,” Lopez said in a statement. “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.”

NBC, Universal Television Alternative Studios and Jennifer Lopez‘s Nuyorican Productions will produce the 10-episode series. Lopez will serve as executive producer, along with Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Benny Medina, Kris Curry, Matilda Zoltowski, David Gonzalez, Matthew Everitt and Al Hassas.

“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,” said Meredith Ahr, President of Universal Television Alternative Studios.

“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.”