NBC is polishing up its dancing shoes for more World of Dance. Weeks ahead of the Jennifer Lopez-led hoofer competition’s sophomore-season premiere, the Peacock has renewed it for a third season.
The series, which bowed last year as the most-watched new summer alternative series in a decade, lets dancers showcase their talents and compete for a million-dollar grand prize. Exec producer Lopez leads a judging team that also includes Derek Hough, Ne-Yo and host/mentor Jenna Dewan.
“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,” Lopez said.
Last year’s first season of World of Dance averaged a 2.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 10.1 million viewers in Live+seven day. That made it the No. 1 new summer show in the demo and total viewers and No. 2 summer show broadcast TV in both categories behind only America’s Got Talent. Season 2 will premiere at 10 PM Tuesday, May 29, following the season bow of AGT.
“World of Dance is a high-energy competition with immeasurable heart, compelling storytelling and unmatched talent,” said Paul Telegdy, President of the Alternative and Reality Group at NBC Entertainment. “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.”
Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas & Benny Medina serve as WoD executive producers along with Kris Curry, Matilda Zoltowski, Alex Katz, Alex Rudzinski, David Gonzalez and Matthew Everitt. The series is produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio in association with Nuyorican Productions and World of Dance.