After completing an unprecedented five-week, 25-stop tour that took the best alums of the first two seasons of America's Best Dance Crew
, the MTV reality dancing competition by American Idol
judge Randy Jackson
is all set to kick off its third season next year. The much-anticipated tour, very much like its American Idol
counterpart, included first season winners JabbaW.ckeeZ, BreakSk8, second season winners SuperCr3w, ASIID, and Fanny Pak
America's best Dance Crew
will return to screens for its third season on January 15 next year, a Thursday, with a special 90-minute episode at 10pm. Nine new crews will vie for America's attention and votes as they perform in what has been described as the “most physically demanding” season yet. The nine crews emerged victorious from the eight casting call venues that MTV launched last October, which took them from Atlanta and Miami to Missouri and California.
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“As crew choreography and teamwork are tested like never before, Season 3 promises to deliver more of the incredible stories and heart-stopping routines viewers have come to love, all culminating in a live season finale showdown,” says an MTV press release on the much-anticipated return.
For the America's Best Dance Crew
fans who already miss the show and its contestants' moves, they can go to dancecrew.mtv.com to catch full season 2 episodes and cast bios, especially sophomore season winner SuperCr3w. They can also get glimpses of exclusive show-related and behind-the-scene video interviews.
The season 2 finale of America's Best Dance Crew
ranked first during its timeslot across all of cable and demographics, averaging around 1.9 million viewers every episode. Meanwhile, the show's online page raked in almost 23 million page views to date.
In other news, judge and hip hop choreographer Shane Sparks
said he is all set for a third season, especially after seeing such diverse acts like Fanny Pak and SuperCr3w from last season.
-Glenn L. Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image Courtesy of MTV)