CBS in step with "Dance" competition series

Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:52pm EDT
 
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By James Hibberd

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - CBS is getting its own dance show.

The network is partnering with producer Reveille to bring U.K. hit "Got to Dance" to the States.

The competition series is billed as the first all-ages, all-genres dance series. A wide variety of acts will compete for a panel of judges, with viewers getting to vote during the semifinals and finals.

The British version of "Dance" debuted this year on Sky 1 and became one of the country's top-rated premium network series.

CBS has green-lit the project for an unspecified number of episodes.

This marks the third major network to have a dance-competition series, joining ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" and Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance," with NBC's "Got Talent" also having a foot in the genre.

The network has yet to select "Got to Dance" judges, but CBS has expressed some interest in a certain choreographer-turned-reality TV star for the gig -- Paula Abdul. The former "American Idol" judge continues to be courted for a range of TV projects, recently ruling out a return to TV on ABC's "Star Search" reboot.