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World of Dance Renewed for Season 2!

Jennifer Lopez’s “World of Dance,” which was the #1 regular timeslot premiere of 2017 on the broadcast networks in the 18-49 demo as well as the most-watched summer alternative series debut on cable or broadcast in nine years, has been renewed for a second season!

“I am so proud to not only star, but produce a show that is so close to my heart,'” said Jennifer Lopez in a statement. “I am so happy that ‘World of Dance’ has resonated with audiences and we are able to put dancers on the pedestal they deserve. I cannot wait to continue this journey and my partnership with NBC.”

“World of Dance” is averaging a 2.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 11.0 million viewers overall in “live plus seven day” results from Nielsen Media Research, making it the #1 10 p.m. series on any broadcast network for the full 2016-17 season to date in 18-49. It’s also easily the #1 first-year series of the summer in 18-49 and total viewers, as well as the summer’s #2 entertainment series in both measures, behind only NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” In 18-49, it’s the highest-rated first-year summer series through its first five weeks (“most current”) in four years, since CBS’ “Under the Dome” in 2013. In total viewers, it’s the most-watched first-year summer alternative series at this point in nine years, since ABC’s “Wipeout” in 2008.

For those interested in participating in season two, go to WorldofDanceCasting.com.

JLo To Star in “Second Act”

Jennifer Lopez will star in and produce the romantic comedy Second Act for STXfilms! Second Act is a romantic comedy in the vein of Working Girl and Maid In Manhattan.  When a big box store employee reinvents her life and her lifestyle, she gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as a college degree, and that it is never too late for a Second Act.

The project was developed by STX with Jennifer from an idea conceived by her producing partner, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, and Justin Zackham. Written by Justin Zackham (The Bucket List,  the FX Series “Lights Out”) and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, the project will be produced by Jennifer Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Justin Zackham and Benny Medina.

“When Jennifer, Elaine and Justin came to us with this idea, we loved it right away,” said Adam Fogelson, Chairman of STXfilms. “The premise of reinventing yourself and creating a career and life-defining second act is hugely relatable and aspirational. Jennifer’s talents as a film and television actress, producer and recording artist are legendary. She is a true global superstar and and we think she is perfect for this role. We are excited to add Second Act to an outstanding and growing portfolio of female-driven projects that we are building at STXfilms.”

“There are so many things I love about this project and script,” said Jennifer. “People try to put women to sleep at a certain age. Second Act is a story that empowers the every woman to do more, to be more, and not limit their dreams. I am thrilled to partner with STX as they continue to create and empower the female audience.”

Peter Segal (50 First Dates, Anger Management, Get Smart) will direct the film.

 

JLo To Perform in Dubai on November 17!

Jennifer Lopez will be performing a one-night-only concert at the Autism Rocks Arena in Dubai on November 17. Jennifer will reportedly perform a 90-minute concert at the 30,000 capacity, open-air arena. Pre-registration for the tickets starts on June 22 on 117live.com/jlo. Tickets are expected to go on general sale two weeks later. Details on prices and opening acts will be announced at a later date.

Bye Bye Birdie Pushed to 2018

NBC has postponed “Bye Bye Birdie Live!”, the live musical starring Jennifer Lopez, to 2018. Per Variety, “NBC emphasized that it remains committed to producing “Bye Bye Birdie” but network execs didn’t want to be in a position of having to rush rehearsals and production around [Jennifer’s] schedule.”

Jennifer is juggling “World of Dance”, filming season three of “Shades of Blue”, “All I Have” in Las Vegas, and her upcoming Spanish album. In addition, her producing partner, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, teased that a movie is on the horizon along with “another thing”.  Stay tuned, JLovers!