ABC to premiere new 'Dance Machine' reality series on June 27
By Christopher Rocchio, 04/01/2008
ABC has announced Dance Machine, a new reality series that will feature ordinary people competing in a series of one-on-one dance offs during each episode, will premiere Friday, June 27 at 8PM ET/PT.
Each one-hour Dance Machine episode will feature six "real people from all walks of life" as they face off against each other in a series of one-on-one dance offs set to popular songs. Throughout the course of the episode, contestants will be eliminated based on votes cast by studio audience members.
At the end of each episode, two finalists will challenge each other one last time for the chance to take home Dance Machine's $100,000 cash prize.
ABC orderedDance Machine last November, and it will be hosted by E! News correspondent Jason Kennedy.
Dance Machine is being produced by RDF USA and was created by the production company's executive vice president Greg Goldman, who will also serve as executive producer along with Chris Coelen and Metro Entertainment's Brian Veskosky.
In addition to Dance Machine's debut, ABC also announced premiere dates for seven other reality shows the network will air this summer.
The Bachelorette's fourth season will premiere Monday, May 19 at 9PM ET/PT; The Mole's fifth season will premiere on Monday, May 26 at 10PM ET/PT; Wipeout will premiere on Tuesday, June 24 at 8PM ET/PT; I Survived a Japanese Game Show will premiere on June 24 at 9PM ET/PT; Hopkins will premiere on Thursday, June 26 at 10PM ET/PT; High School Musical: Summer Session will premiere on Sunday, July 20 at 8PM ET/PT; and Wanna Bet will premiere on Monday, July 21 at 9PM ET/PT.