MTV Renews ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ for Sixth Season; Premieres in April 2011
via press release:
THE ULTIMATE HIP-HOP BATTLE CONTINUES AS MTV GREENLIGHTS SEASON SIX OF “RANDY JACKSON PRESENTS AMERICA’S BEST DANCE CREW”
SEASON SIX TO PREMIERE APRIL 2011 WITH CASTING TO BEGIN IN JANUARY
SANTA MONICA, CA (November 22, 2010) – Hip-hop dance fans nationwide will have reason to rejoice as MTV announced today the greenlight for the hit reality dance competition series from Warner Horizon Television “Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew.” Season Six is scheduled to premiere April 2011 with casting underway in January. The network is searching the country to find the next group of aspiring street dance crews to showcase their edgy and innovative moves for a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to become America’s best dance crew. Auditions will be held in cities nationwide and fans can visit DanceCrew.MTV.com or call 877-919-crew (2739) for additional information.
Season Five of “America’s Best Dance Crew” ranked #1 in its time period versus all television competition among P18-24 and #1 versus all cable competition among P12-34.
“America’s Best Dance Crew” is hosted by Mario Lopez and shot on location in Los Angeles as dance crews perform their hottest moves for dance supremacy and a $100,000 cash prize. Every performance-themed episode gives insight into the crews’ emotion, spirit and inspiration as they step up to the challenge and show-off their ground-breaking choreography and skills. Viewers from around the country choose their favorite crews via text messaging, phone and online voting. The two crews with the least number of votes will be up for elimination with judges making the final call on which crew will be sent home. One crew will be eliminated each week, ultimately revealing the nation’s best dance crew.
“Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew” is executive produced by “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson, Joel Gallen (Tenth Planet Productions), Hip Hop International’s Howard Schwartz and Karen Schwartz (the creators of the USA & World Hip Hop Dance Championships), Rob Lee (Bayonne Entertainment), Harriet Sternberg and Abe Hoch (both of Dream Merchant 21 Entertainment). Craig Erwich, Brooke Karzen and Drew Tappon are the executives overseeing the project for Warner Horizon Television (“The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette”). Lauren Dolgen and Kristina Edwards are the executives overseeing the project for MTV.
Show devotees can log onto DanceCrew.MTV.com to catch up on the most recent seasons by viewing full episodes and can checkout cast bios, photo flipbooks and visit the Remote Control blog for show-related information.
MTV is the world’s premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy(R), Grammy(R) and Peabody(R) award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV’s sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is the leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.
About Warner Horizon Television
Warner Horizon Television (WHTV) is one of the entertainment industry’s fastest-growing television companies, specializing in the creation of scripted series for the cable marketplace, and primetime reality series for both network and cable. Founded in 2006, this second production entity allows the Warner Bros. Television Group to expand its programming offerings and explore creative options made possible under a new business model. WHTV is currently producing more than a dozen projects. Its unscripted shows include “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor Pad” for ABC, “School Pride” for NBC and “Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew” for MTV, among others. Scripted programs from WHTV include “Rizzoli & Isles” and “Memphis Beat” for TNT, “Glory Daze” for TBS, “Pretty Little Liars” for ABC Family and “Unnatural History” for Cartoon Network, among others.