MTV 'Moves' With J. Lo Reality Series
Jennifer Lopez is bringing her "Moves" to MTV, which has given the green light to her reality series revolving around the lives of dancers working to make it in show business (HR 11/16).Jennifer Lopez is bringing her "Moves" to MTV, which has given the green light to her reality series revolving around the lives of dancers working to make it in show business (HR 11/16).
As previously reported, Lopez is executive producing "Moves" with Simon Fields, a partner in her production company, Nuyorican. She also played an integral role in selecting and auditioning the dancers and will make cameo appearances throughout the season.
Six dancers were chosen for the eight-episode series, which is scheduled to premiere in the fourth quarter. "Moves" will follow the dancers and tell their interconnected stories as they work to achieve their dreams, showcasing such aspects as their struggle to pay rent and the excitement of dancing for 30,000 screaming fans.
"There are very few people who have attained the level of success Jennifer has," says Lois Curren, executive VP entertainment and programming at MTV. "Across music, film and more, she is recognized worldwide, and it all began with dance. 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."
Adds Lopez, a former "Fly Girl" dancer on Fox's early '90s sketch-comedy series "In Living Color": "I started out as a dancer, and I know what that world is. These dancers have dedicated their lives to this, and honestly, the glory is not always there. It's something they do only out of love. It's a tough life, and I want to show that struggle."