Actress and producer Jenna Dewan is the new host of “Flirty Dancing,” a new series that FOX is calling “part performance, part blind date, and all about romantic chemistry.” In the show, complete strangers are each taught half of a dance routine, then meet for the first time on a blind date at a location, where they will then dance together without saying a word.
FOX added, “In this romantic approach to dating, these singles will push themselves out of their comfort zones in the hope of being swept off their feet, rather than swept to the left or right on a phone.”
“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.”
The show is based on the hit U.K. series of the same name. In a twist to the original format, the U.S. adaptation 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. While the singles may not all be professional dancers, the elevated choreography will tell a story reflective of their personal journeys to find love, while also providing clues to the other’s personality.
Jenna Dewan is a dancer herself, as well as an actress, author, and host. Her first book, “Gracefully You,” will be released later this month and you can order it right here on Amazon.
Along with “Flirty Dancing,” Dewan will star in the scripted musical drama television series “Soundtrack” this winter. Dewan recently starred in the film “The Wedding Year” and in the anthology film “Berlin, I Love You,” the latest feature in the “Cities of Love” series. She was also featured on FOX’s medical drama, “The Resident,” and served as host of the competition series “World of Dance.” In the past she also appeared on “Supergirl,” “Witches of East End,” and “American Horror Story: Asylum.” Dewan first appeared in the dance film “Step Up,” and additional she also appeared in “Setup,” opposite Bruce Willis; “10 Years”; “American Virgin”; The Six Wives of Henry Lefay”; and “Take the Lead.”
The show 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.
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