MTV and Sean "Diddy" Combs are TV's newest dance partners. The network and Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment have entered a pilot agreement for an untitled dance competition series.

MTV and Sean "Diddy" Combs are TV's newest dance partners. The network and Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment have entered a pilot agreement for an untitled dance competition series.

The project will focus on street-dance troupes from throughout the country as they train, compete and express themselves, MTV said, adding that the pilot is part of a larger first-look, overall production agreement for future television projects between Bad Boy Entertainment and the network that was announced last year.

Combs will executive produce the pilot.

"Dance is one of the truest forms of expression, and there is a new cultural phenomenon emerging in different communities across America--young men and women are forming these dance troupes as a way to stay off the streets and out of the pitfalls of their everyday lives," says Combs. "This show will showcase the drive, determination and expression of this dance generation--picture 'Rocky' but with dance troupes."

The news follows MTV's announcement Friday that it has greenlighted a dance-themed series titled "Moves" from executive producers including Jennifer Lopez. That show, premiering in the fourth quarter, follows six dancers as they work to achieve their dreams of making it in the business.

Combs has an extensive working relationship with MTV, which has included his serving as host of the 2005 Video Music Awards, executive producing "Run's House" and starring in and executive producing "Making the Band 3" as well as the campaign partnership between Combs' "Vote or Die" and MTV's "Choose or Lose" during the 2004 presidential election.

"Making the Band 3" and a new season of "Run's House" premiere on June 15.

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