MTV Shows Off J. Lo’s “Moves”

MTV is impressed by Jennifer Lopez’s “Moves.”

The network has given the greenlight to a new dance-based reality series executive-produced by the multi-hyphenate diva.

In something of a Real World meets Solid Gold premise, the show will follow the lives of six aspiring dancers as they struggle to make it in the competitive world of professional dance.

The smooth-moving hopefuls include Staci, a former Pussycat Doll who wants to become a singer; Jersey, who hopes that her dance moves will elevate her out of debt; Nolan, who has struggled with personal problems to make it to where he is now; Blake, the cocky guy, who makes sure everyone is well aware of his prowess on the dance floor; Kenny, a former baseball player and heavy party animal; and Celestina, who thinks of dancing as the first step in building her own hip-hop empire.

“There are very few people who have attained the level of success Jennifer has. Across music, film and more, she is recognized worldwide, and it all began with dance,” Lois Curren, MTV’s executive vice president of entertainment and programming, said in a statement.

“Now she will share her experience and knowledge with a new generation of dancers and we’ll find out if they have what it takes to stand up to her expectations.”

Lopez, who took an active role in selecting the show’s participants, is also slated to make cameo appearances over the course of the season.

“I started out as a dancer and I know what that world is,” Lopez said in a statement. “These dancers have dedicated their lives to this and honestly, the glory is not always there. Itís something they do only out of love. Itís a tough life and I want to show that struggle.”

The show’s eight-episode run is scheduled to kick off this winter.

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