NBC has given “World of Dance” an early renewal for a third-season. The show, which premiered as the most-watched new summer alternative series in 10 years, will be coming back for season 3 with a whole new lineup of competitors and duos. The announcement was made by Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment.
“‘World of Dance’ is a high-energy competition with immeasurable heart, compelling storytelling and unmatched talent,” said Telegdy. “With our exceptional judging panel leading the charge and competitors who are the best in what they do, we’re thrilled to once again bring viewers the Olympics of dance.”
“We have seen firsthand that these undeniable competitors on ‘World of Dance’ have a rare fire and passion within,” said Meredith Ahr, President, Universal Television Alternative Studio. “It is a privilege for us to provide this unparalleled platform, which pushes dancers to unlock their greatest potential and can change the trajectory of their personal, professional, and artistic lives.”
“We set out to make ‘World of Dance’ a competition series of the highest caliber — every act that hits the stage gives their all and challenges themselves against the most elite athletes in the world,” said Jennifer Lopez. “As an executive producer and judge, I’m constantly reminded of the heart and determination it takes to rise to the challenge and become the best of the best. I can’t wait to see the talent that comes across our stage for Season 3.”
Coming off its premiere season in which French hip-hop duo Les Twins were crowned champions, the highly anticipated second season of “World of Dance” will begin Tuesday, May 29 at 10 p.m. immediately following the season premiere of summer’s #1 series, “America’s Got Talent.”
The show has always been a big hit for NBC. In the first season “World of Dance” averaged 10.1M viewers in “live plus seven day” figures from Nielsen Media Research, and was the #1 new summer show in 18-49 and total viewers and the #2 summer show overall on broadcast television in both categories behind only “America’s Got Talent.”
If you haven’t seen it, “World of Dance” gives dancers the platform to showcase their talents and compete for a life-altering grand prize of $1 million, led by the judging team Jennifer Lopez (who also serves as an executive producer), Derek Hough, NE-YO and host/mentor Jenna Dewan.
Jennifer Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas & Benny Medina serve as executive producers. Also executive producing are Kris Curry, Matilda Zoltowski, Alex Katz, David Gonzalez and Matthew Everitt. The series is produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio in association with Nuyorican Productions and World of Dance.