Television
Jul 23, 2018

NBC’s World of Dance Welcomes…..

NBC’S ‘WORLD OF DANCE’ WELCOMES CIARA, JULIANNE HOUGH, MEL B, MISTY COPELAND, PAULA ABDUL AND SAVION GLOVER AS GUEST MENTORS AND JUDGES

World-Renowned Dancers Bring Extraordinary Expertise to NBC’s Hit Summer Dance Competition Series

“World of Dance” Airs Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC  and Will Expand to a Two-Hour Telecast Beginning Wednesday, July 25 at 8 p.m.

As the season moves along, six extraordinary dancers/choreographers will share their insight with aspiring dancers looking to change their lives.

During the two episodes of “The Cut” round of the competition (airing Wednesday, Aug. 22 and Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT), guest mentors will include:

  • Tony Award winner Savion Glover will collaborate with judge Jennifer Lopez with the Junior Team division;
  • Actress, dancer, singer and Emmy Award-winning choreographer Julianne Hough, who will be working with her brother, judge Derek Hough, in the Upper division;
  • “America’s Got Talent” judge Mel B will join forces with judge NE-YO in mentoring the Junior division;
  • World-renowned dancer/choreographer Paula Abdul will team with host/mentor Jenna Dewan in the Upper Team division.

Misty Copeland, principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre, will serve as a guest judge during the Divisional Final, with Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artist Ciarajoining as guest mentor during the Divisional Final as well (airing Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT).

In “The Cut,” the acts face the deepest and most intense cut of the season. The judges will score each act’s performance based on their artistry, precision and athleticism. Only the top three highest-scoring acts from each division will move on to the Divisional Final. In the “Divisional Final,” the top three acts from each division will compete for a spot in the “World Final.” The top scoring act from each division will be one step closer to winning the $1 million grand prize.

So far this summer “World of Dance” is averaging a 2.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 8.5 million viewers overall in “live plus seven day” Nielsens, and ranks #2 in “most current” averages for the summer to date in adults 18-49, behind only “America’s Got Talent.” “World of Dance” has completely dominated its 10 p.m. Tuesday timeslot, defeating the combined “live plus same day” results for its ABC and CBS competition every week it’s been in first-run in every key demographic category – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54.

“World of Dance” gives dancers the platform to showcase their talents and compete for a life-altering grand prize of $1 million, led by a judging team of extraordinary dance superstars — Jennifer Lopez (who also serves as an executive producer), Derek Hough, NE-YO and host/mentor Jenna Dewan.