is a reality dance competition on ABC which gives chance to people from all walks of life to show off their stuff on stage and take home $100,000 in cash. The show is set to premiere on June 27, 2008.
Unlike other reality dance competitions, Dance Machine
does not require contestants to be talented dancers. The show is open to ordinary people of all ages and professions. Everyone is qualified as long as they believe that they have moves to show off on the dance floor. Each episode features six contestants who will battle each other in a series of one-on-one face-offs, dancing to the most popular music of all time. Contestants will be eliminated by the studio audience voters. By the end of the evening, only two finalists will be left to battle each other for the title of being the night’s “Dance Machine” and to take the huge cash prize.
is hosted by popular E! news correspondent Jason Kennedy. The show is from RDF USA, the American arm of RDF Media Group, which is the British television production company that created the U.K.'s original Wife Swap program. It is created by Greg Goldman, the executive president of Development and Current of RDF USA. Its executive producers are Brian Vekosky of Metro Entertainment and Brian Coelen of RDF who describes the show as “ordinary people, extraordinary circumstances and a whole lot of money on the line.”
ABC has already ordered five episodes for the show’s first season. Talks about the show started last year, making Dance Machine as the third dance-themed reality competition on ABC. Aside from Dance Machine
and Dancing with the Stars
, which is the one of ABC’s top-rated shows, the network also launched Dance War
-Katherine Garcia, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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