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Reality Dance Show Faces Olympic Trial?

Nov. 17 2008, Published 12:40 p.m. ET

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The producers of American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance have a new reality show coming to NBC.

Surprise! It's a dance show.

But this is not just any dance show. This is serious. Like the Olympics. The reality show will feature professional dancers from 8 countries with Michael Flatley (Lord of the Dance) hosting.

The untitled project is described by producer Nigel Lythgoe as, "the Olympic Games of dance."

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"Dancing has taken off in this country, the Olympics took off in this country; here we're bringing them both together."


The US and International Olympics Committee may not be too cool with the term "Olympics"; it is a trademark they jealously protect.

Stay tuned for the faceoff!


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