'The Real Dirty Dancing': 5 things to know about FOX's reality dance competition

Eight celebs put on their dancing shoes to be the best Baby and Johnny in a brand new dance series centered on the iconic 'Dirty Dancing' film


                            'The Real Dirty Dancing': 5 things to know about FOX's reality dance competition
'The Real Dirty Dancing' poster (FOX)

For all of those who love a good dance-off and are major fans of the 1987 American romantic drama dance film 'Dirty Dancing' then hang on to your seats as FOX is bringing the perfect combination of the two to your screens!

'The Real Dirty Dancing' is FOX's newest show which is a four-week special event dance competition that is all about the classic movie and the characters. The reality show will see your favorite stars battle it out to be the best Baby and Johnny as they put on their dancing shoes and get their bodies moving! From iconic dance styles and sequences to styling and routines, eight celebs will show what they've got to come out at the top. Read on to know more about the exciting new dance show and if dancing is what tickles your fancy then check out 'Legendary' and 'World of Dance' as well. 

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When does 'The Real Dirty Dancing' premiere and where to watch it?

'The Real Dirty Dancing' premieres on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at  9/8c. You can watch it on FOX as well as later on FOX’s free streaming platform, Tubi.

What is 'The Real Dirty Dancing' about?

The official FOX synopsis reads: 'Eight celebrities fully immerse themselves in the ultimate 'Dirty Dancing' experience. Set at Virginia's Mountain Lake Lodge, the real location for the film's fictional Kellerman's Lodge, the stars partner up and attempt to re-create classic scenes -- including the legendary lift that cemented the film's spot in cinematic history. Throughout the event special, 'Dirty Dancing's' memorable music and unforgettable fashion transport viewers back to the magical summer in 1963. The competition also features special guest judges who help decide which celebrity couple make it through and which couple to "put in a corner." In the end, one man and one woman will be crowned as the "Baby" and "Johnny," and will be the champions of 'The Real Dirty Dancing'.

Who stars in the FOX reality dance competition?

Corbin Bleu

Corbin Bleu, is an American actor, model, dancer, film producer, and singer-songwriter who started his career in 1996 working in episodic television and feature film roles. His work includes ' High Incident ', 'ER', ' Free Style ', 'Battle of the Network Stars', 'Walk. Ride. Rodeo' and more. Bleu is most famously known for his role as Chad Danforth in Disney's 'High School Musical' which also served as his major breakthrough.  The actor has also had a successful career in Broadway and has partaken in many musicals like the critically acclaimed musical 'In the Heights', in 'Anything Goes', and more. Bleu will be one of the celebrities competing in FOX's special event reality show.



 

 

The series stars seven other celebrities which include Brie Bella, Tyler Cameron, Cat Cora, Howie Dorough, Antonio Gates, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, and Loni Love. 

Showrunners

'The Real Dirty Dancing' is produced by Eureka Productions and Lionsgate Television. Chris Culvenor, Paul Franklin, Wes Dening, and Dave Emery serve as executive producers, with Dan Martin serving as both executive producer and showrunner.

Trailer

Click below to have a peek at your favorite celebs as they prepare to embody Baby and Johnny!



 

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