Randy Jackson to produce Hip-Hop dance reality show for NBC
Randy Jackson, successful music producer and famed American Idol judge, has teamed with NBC to create a Hip-Hop dance reality series for NBC's Fall schedule.  The series, which Jackson will executive produce, is entitled World Moves.  The announcement took place during yesterday's upfronts, when NBC announced its 2007 Fall schedule.  Jackson will partner with the creators of the World Hip Hop Championship to orchestrate the live reality show.

World Moves will focus on teams consisting of five to seven members, highlighting both the live dance performances and the behind-the-scenes personal drama.  Teams will be eliminated via online, text message, or phone voting.  The show does not have a specific premiere date, or even a prospective time slot, NBC saying only that World Moves will premiere in late Fall.

The lack of a premiere date isn't indicative of a lack of faith from the network.  Most likely, NBC will be using World Moves as a replacement for whichever hour-long series NBC decides to cancel first.  World Moves should prove to be a useful stopgap. 

World Moves will follow the tried and true reality competition formula: thousands of teams will audition across the country.  From there, select teams will make the trip to Hollywood where they will compete for the championship and a global touring contract.  World Moves will become the third prime time dance reality show on American airwaves, following Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance.  It's hard to imagine that the inherent athleticism and ingenuity of Hip-Hop dancing won't equal big ratings for World Moves, considering the popularity of those other dance series.  We'll see if Randy Jackson and company can pull it off.

World Moves will premiere on NBC sometime in the Fall.

-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer

(Sources: AllHipHop.com, RealityTVMagazine.com)
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