or


[05/15/08 - 02:06 PM]
TLC Goes Searching for the Master of Dance
Joey Lawrence hosts the series, which "tests the dancer's moves by changing the song mid-performance to see if they can really go with the flow."

[via press release from TLC]

TLC goes searching for the MASTER OF DANCE

New competition series hosted by Joey Lawrence

Los Angeles, CA - May 15, 2008 � Do you have the moves it takes to be TLC's MASTER OF DANCE? The new competition series � hosted by Joey Lawrence � tests the dancer's moves by changing the song mid-performance to see if they can really go with the flow. Only the dancers with a full repertoire and the flexibility to keep up with the beat will be able to claim the grand prize - $50,000. MASTER OF DANCE premieres Sunday June 8 at 9 PM ET/PT. The series is executive produced by Craig Piligian/Pilgrim Films & Television (American Chopper, Dirty Jobs).

The six part series will air over three consecutive Sundays, with each episode featuring five dancers pitted against each other through three elimination rounds, where they will be tested on style, genre, and personality. The winners from the first five episodes will move on to the Tournament of Champions Grand Finale for a dance off to win the cash prize and title of MASTER OF DANCE.

"The winner of this show will be that person at the wedding or party that always has the right moves and knows every popular dance. We're looking for real people with real skills to get on stage and just have fun," explains Piligian.

Hosted by Joey Lawrence, who demonstrated his skill on stage when he ranked as the second runner up during the third season of Dancing with the Stars, said of his hosting duties: "I've always had a passion for dancing, and I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to work with TLC and all of the competitors as they battle it out for the grand prize and title MASTER OF DANCE."

In addition to Lawrence offering guidance, there will be a panel of judges to critique the performers as well, including:

Lucinda Dickey: dancing since the age of four, she studied with the prestigious Roland DuPree Dance Academy. She has appeared on stage and screen as a dancer in hits like Solid Gold, Breakin', and Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo.

Keith "Tyce" Diorio: a dancer and choreographer who has danced with Paula Abdul, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, and others. He appears as a choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance.

Loni Love: voted one of 2008's top 20 comics to watch on Comedy Central, she is a regular on the comedy circuit and has offered her hilarious pop culture commentary on numerous television shows.

"Joey is the perfect host for this fresh twist on the dance competition," explained Brent Zacky, VP of Programming at TLC. "Each episode is unpredictably exciting, and shows that you don't have to be a professional dancer to have all the right moves."

About TLC

TLC's innovative docu-series and reality-based programming include favorites What Not to Wear, John & Kate Plus 8, Little People Big World, LA Ink and Ten Years Younger. The channel introduced Miss America Reality Check in 2007 which helped drive the Miss America Pageant to its highest rating in years.

TLC defined home design with Trading Spaces and continues to reinvent the genre with Date My House and Your Place or Mine. TLC's daytime lineup includes the Emmy Award-winning A Baby Story as well as Take Home Chef, featuring one of People Magazine's Sexiest Men, Curtis Stone. The channel is available in more than 96 million homes in the US, nearly 8 million homes in Canada and through the website at www.tlc.com. TLC is part of Discovery Communications which is owned by Discovery Holding Co. (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB), Advance/Newhouse Communications and John S. Hendricks, Discovery's founder and chairman.





  [may 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· AMERICAN CHOPPER (DISCOVERY)
· DIRTY JOBS (DISCOVERY)
· MASTER OF DANCE (TLC)











[10/21/14 - 09:48 AM]
National Geographic Channel Uncorks Television's First Kickstarter-Funded Series, "Chug"
Beginning on Monday, November 24 at 10:30/9:30c, the network is taking viewers on a bar crawl around the world with traveling "drinkaloguer" and rum company owner Zane Lamprey.

[10/21/14 - 09:21 AM]
A&E Network to Air One-Hour Special "Growing Up Gotti: Ten Years Later" on November 10 at 9PM ET/PT
The special will revisit the infamous Long Island family with some of the series' greatest moments, a chance to hear what the Gotti's really thought of their time on television and what they're up to today.

[10/21/14 - 09:16 AM]
"The Last Patrol," Following Four Men Linked by Combat as They Travel the East Coast in Honor of a Fallen Peer, Debuts Nov. 10 on HBO
In conjunction with the film's premiere, Manhattan's Anastasia Photo will present Guillermo Cervera's first solo exhibition in New York, scheduled to run from October 24 to January 4.

[10/21/14 - 09:01 AM]
Winner of Starz Original Filmmaking Experiment "The Chair" to Be Announced During November 8th Season Finale
The feature films created by the two first-time directors documented on the network's first unscripted series will be available for viewing exclusively for subscribers beginning on Saturday, October 25.

[10/21/14 - 09:01 AM]
"The Kennedys" Returns to Reelz - The Multiple Emmy Award(R)-Winning Miniseries Begins Tuesday, November 4
The first two episodes of the eight-part miniseries airing back to back starting at 9:00/8:00c with back-to-back installments each subsequent Tuesday.

[10/21/14 - 09:01 AM]
Nominee Voting Opens Today for "People's Choice Awards 2015"
Fans can vote to ensure their favorites are nominated across 54 categories, including "Favorite Movie," "Favorite TV Show" and "Favorite Breakout Artist," through Thursday, October 30.

[10/21/14 - 08:54 AM]
NBC Finishes #1 Monday Night Among the Big 4 in Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54 and Most Other Key Demos
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, October 20.

[10/21/14 - 08:42 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos for Fifth Consecutive Week
Plus: The CW's "Jane the Virgin" grows by a tenth of a ratings point in its second week.

[10/21/14 - 08:31 AM]
Peyton Manning's Record-Setting Performance on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" Watched by Nearly 24 Million Viewers - Best on "SNF" This Season
NBC further spins the numbers for Sunday, October 19.

[10/21/14 - 08:06 AM]
Discovery Digital Networks' "DNews" Reaches One Million YouTube Subscriber Milestone
DNews is hosted by Trace Dominguez and Tara Long who are at the center of a winning formula that combines science, smarts and a dose of humor to look at topics that are grabbing headlines or bound to make you scratch your head.

[10/21/14 - 08:02 AM]
Hallmark Channel Names Star Athlete and NFL Legend Boomer Esiason as Commissioner of History's First Feline Football League
Esiason will serve as spokesperson for the FFL, which includes a Scouting Combine, draft, season games and playoffs that lead up to the biggest feline showdown in history, "Kitten Bowl II."

[10/21/14 - 07:46 AM]
CMT Unveils "CMT Artists of the Year": Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban to Be Honored at Fifth Annual Awards
The 90-minute special airs live from Nashville on Tuesday, December 2 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/21/14 - 07:31 AM]
CBS Television Stations and Weigel Broadcasting Unveil Plans for "Decades," The Ultimate TV Time Capsule, For National Distribution Across Local Stations' Digital Subchannels
As the ultimate TV time machine, "Decades" will differentiate itself from other subchannel programming services by varying the classic series and movies that appear on the network every day.

[10/21/14 - 06:50 AM]
Nickelodeon Teams Up with WWE(R) to Air "WWE Slam City(TM)" on Nicktoons' NickSports TV Block
The 26-episode series is comprised of two-minute shorts featuring WWE Superstars John Cena(R), Randy Orton(R), Sheamus(R), The Miz(TM), Rey Mysterio(R), Kane(R) and Mark Henry(R) in a new animated world.

[10/21/14 - 06:00 AM]
"Schitt's Creek," An Original Scripted Comedy Series Starring Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara, Joins POP's Launch Slate
The series centers on a formerly filthy rich video store magnate Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy), his soap star wife Moira (Catherine O'Hara), and their two kids, who suddenly find themselves broke.