Randy Jackson, Jamie Foxx producing reality series for MTV
American Idol judge Randy Jackson will executive produce a dancing competition for MTV. The network has ordered Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew, a series originally scheduled to air on NBC as World Moves. It will debut sometime in the first three months of 2008.
NBC “decided not to move forward with the idea, allowing MTV to come in to redevelop it,” Variety reports, and the new show features “Dance ‘crews’ of five to seven members [who] come to Los Angeles to compete against each other. Viewers will pick the ultimate winner, with live performance shows sending home one team each week.” Variety notes that Randy “hasn’t been announced as a judge for the project.”
Meanwhile, Jamie Foxx will executive produce From Gs to Gents, a show “in which a group of men are given social makeovers in a bid to turn them into gentlemen,” Variety reports. No debut date has been announced. In addition, Foxx and his “production partners Jaime Rucker King and Marcus King will develop, produce and consult on unscripted projects for both” MTV and VH1.