Wednesday, April 22, 2015

More on new America's Best Dance Crew: Jason Dundas replaces Mario Lopez as host

Another detail in the shakeup of talent of America's Best Dance Crew as we described yesterday. Entertainment Tonight's Jason Dundas will take over Mario Lopez's hosting duties.  In 2014, Dundas  signed on to host MTV America’s Beyond Dance, so it is a logical replacement. The show returns Wednesday July 29 on MTV at 11pm ET/10pm CT.  Thanks for the tip Mike! 

 With all the changes, should the show be renamed -- perhaps America's Best Dance Crew All-Star Reboot?  

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

America's Best Dance Crew returns July 29 with all-star dancers and new judges

According to MTV, America's Best Dance Crew will return, but in a different format than the first seasons. The show will start on  Wednesday, July 29 at 11/10c, "when all-star alums of seasons past battle it out in front of judges T-Pain, Teyana Taylor and Frankie Grande. The winners will be crowned in a live episode  that leads into the  2015 Video Music Awards Pre-Show.

So -- new time (an hour later), new judges and no new crews. Should be interesting to see if this new formula will bring back the old fans and revitalize the series.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Video: I.aM.mE - Uptown Funk

ABDC Season 6 champions, I.aM.mE, posted their first production of 2015 with this fun routine to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk."  Smooth choreography from Brandon "747" Harrell.  Click the link at the end of the video to see if you can win free clothes! From showoff747 YouTube.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

More on America's Best Dance Crew return: show will feature previous winning crews!

Information is trickling out about the relaunch of America's Best Dance Crew in Summer 2015. According to an article in The Christian Post, Susanne Daniels (MTV Programming President) said that winning crews from prior seasons of ABDC will return for the new season. Thanks for the tip, Weout here!

The return of winners would certainly make the show more likely to attract viewers, though it's not clear from that statement whether the winners will compete or just perform as guests. I am skeptical about the drawing power of the winners without other enticements though -- I remember that Poreotics (ABDC Season 5 winners) competed on the last season of So You Think You Can Dance in their crew competition -- and lost to a tap group called Syncopated Ladies.