The show will begin with 10 dance teams consisting of five to seven members and during each episode, the teams will rehearse themed choreography for that week's showdown before competing against one another.
Immediately following each episode broadcast, home viewers will be able to vote for their favorite crew via text messaging, the Internet or by phone. The two teams that receive the lowest number of viewer votes will then battle head-to-head for the judges and the chance to advance to the next round.
One team will be eliminated each week, and the crew left standing at the end will be crowned "the nation's best dance crew" and be awarded $100,000.
In addition to the show's three aforementioned judges, former Dancing with the Stars second-season celebrity participant Mario Lopez and British TV personality Layla Kayleigh will reprise their Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew co-hosting duties.
Prior to its premiere, MTV will air a two-hour "live casting showdown" on Saturday, June 7 at 2PM ET (PT tape-delayed), in which the 10 dance crews participating in the show will be revealed. Fourteen dance crews were initially selected following second-season auditions in New York, Houston, Los Angeles and Chicago.
The casting special will immediately be followed by Walk It Out with the JabbaWockeeZ and Shane Sparks, which will allow fans to catch-up with the first-season winners.
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