Derek and Julianne Hough are staring in a new holiday special on NBC called “Holidays with the Houghs.” The network announced the hourlong special on Tuesday, and the siblings will perform in musical and dance performances throughout the event. NBC stopped short of announcing a premiere date for the new special, but more information will be released over the coming months.
The duo’s friendly sibling rivalry will be on full display as they put their own spin on holiday classics, share family holiday traditions, and create new ones. The special event will also feature special appearances by top recording artists, comedy sketches, heartwarming surprises, and other celebrity friends dropping by.
“Derek and Julianne are incredibly talented siblings who continue to dazzle audiences with their remarkable performances,” said Doug Vaughan, Executive Vice President, Specials, NBC Entertainment. “They’re true multi-hyphenates whose talents will be on full display.”
Derek Hough serves as a judge on NBC’s dance competition series “World of Dance,” and he is the only six-time champion in ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” Derek is also a New York Times bestselling author, and you can find his work right here on Amazon. His stage performances include Radio City Music Hall’s “Spring Spectacular,” which also featured Tony Award-winning Laura Benanti, and the critically acclaimed production of “Footloose,” which he starred on London’s West End. Derek also starred alongside Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Martin Short, and Harvey Fierstein in NBC’s “Hairspray Live!”. Earlier this year, Derek Hough signed a first-look producing deal for both scripted and alternative programming with Universal Television.
Julianne Hough, who just completed her first season as a judge on NBC’s hit series “America’s Got Talent,” is an actress, dancer, singer and producer. She has been a judge and two-time professional champion on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” and has starred in films like “Footloose,” “Rock of Ages,” “Safe Haven,” and “Bigger.” Julianne also starred as Sandy in the Emmy-winning live broadcast “Grease: Live!” and stars as Jolene in the upcoming anthology series, “Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings,” which premieres on Netflix later this year. She has hosted and produced two Miss USA broadcasts and several Disney holiday specials for ABC and has just released a new single, “Transform,” which she performed in its world premiere on the recent “America’s Got Talent” finale.
“Holidays with the Houghs” will be executive produced by Corin Nelson, Derek Hough, Julianne Hough and Ashley Edens-Shaffer. The special will be produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio and Curly One Productions.
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