Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Paula Abdul's Live to Dance will premiere January 4 on CBS -- will you be watching?

The new CBS competition series Live to Dance will debut with a special two hour episode, Tuesday, Jan. 4 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT). Paula Abdul is an executive producer, mentor and lead expert of the series. It will then move to its regular time period on Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on Jan. 5, and then be broadcast LIVE starting Wednesday, Jan. 12. 

The premiere episode of Live to Dance will follow dancers from across the country auditioning for Abdul and the series' experts in specially constructed Dance Domes that were built in both New York and Los Angeles to host the auditions. At the end of the premiere episode, a group of dancers from all styles, backgrounds and ages will be selected for the cast. When the show moves to its regular time period on Wednesday, Jan. 5, an additional group of dancers from the Dance Dome auditions, who the experts feel deserve a second look, will have one final opportunity to compete in a dance-off, to earn a coveted spot in the cast. Those contestants who make it through the dance-off will travel to Los Angeles, rounding out the final cast of 18 dance acts. 

Starting Wednesday, Jan. 12, the first six dance acts will compete against each other live on CBS with two acts advancing. After a total of three rounds, the six dance acts that have advanced will compete against one another in the grand finale, where they will battle for the right to be crowned Live to Dance champion and awarded a $500,000 prize.