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NBC Renews 'World of Dance' for Season 2

Ne-Yo, Jennifer Lopez, Jenna Dewan Tatum and Derek Hough in World of Dance

NBC says it has renewed its competition show World of Dance for a second season.

Season 1 is currently airing with Jennifer Lopez, NE-YO and Derek Hough as judges, and Jenna Dewan Tatum as host.

"I am so proud to not only star, but produce a show that is so close to my heart," Lopez said in a statement Thursday. "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."

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"We are thrilled that the unrivaled athleticism and authenticity that inspired us to create World of Dance has been embraced by both the dance community and our viewers," added Meredith Ahr, president of Universal Television Alternative Studio. "The amazing dancers competing this season have proven to not only entertain us but elevate our expectations and expand our imagination. The bar has been set extremely high for Season 2. The competition will be fierce and we will all witness greatness."

"Jennifer Lopez has been a formidable executive producer and leader for this franchise. Her partnership with Meredith Ahr and Universal Television Alternative Studio has been remarkable," remarked Paul Telegdy, president of the alternative and reality group at NBC Entertainment Unscripted Programming. "The extraordinary ratings and digital performance is testament to the unique capabilities of Universal Television Alternative Studio in crafting a format that works on all platforms and is instantly scalable. A good idea needs an amazing launch partner and NBCUniversal Comcast has proven its marketing prowess once again."

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By Karen Butler

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.