Fox announces cast for new 'The Real Dirty Dancing' series including 'The Bachelorette' alum Tyler Cameron
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/21/2022
Fox has revealed the cast for a new reality dancing competition, The Real Dirty Dancing, and The Bachelorette alum Tyler Cameron is one of the contestants!
The Real Dirty Dancing is set to premiere Tuesday, February 1 at 9PM ET/PT on Fox.
The show will be hosted by former So You Think You Can Dance winner and All-Star judge Stephen "tWitch" Boss.
In addition to Tyler -- who competed on The Bachelorette's fifteenth season starring Hannah Brown -- the rest of the contestants competing on The Real Dirty Dancing will be Total Bellas star Brie Bella, actor and former Disney Channel star Corbin Bleu, chef and author Cat Cora, Backstreet Boys member Howie Dorough, former NFL star Antonio Gates, comedian and singer Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, and The Real host Loni Love.
In a nod to the famous movie Dirty Dancing, this reality competition show will feature celebrities reliving the classic film's memorable dance moments in the hope of becoming the next "Baby" and "Johnny," who had been played in the movie by Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze.
The Real Dirty Dancing will air Tuesday nights following its debut episode on February 8, February 15, and February 22 at 9PM ET/PT on Fox.
The celebrities will partner up, learn and recreate iconic dance routines from Dirty Dancing -- including the legendary lift at the end of the movie -- at Virginia's Mountain Lake Lodge.
Mountain Lake Lodge was the location for Dirty Dancing's fictional Kellerman's Lodge.
"Throughout the event special, Dirty Dancing's memorable music and unforgettable fashion will transport viewers right back to that magical summer in 1963," Fox teased of the upcoming series.
The competition will also feature special guest judges who will help decide which celebrity couples should advance and which couple will be "put in a corner."
In the movie, Baby sat at a table in the corner during a big musical performance, and Johnny told her parents, "Nobody puts Baby in a corner."
"In the end, one man and one woman will be crowned the winning 'Baby' and 'Johnny,' becoming The Real Dirty Dancing champions," Fox revealed.
The Real Dirty Dancing's timeslot was initially reserved for Fox's new scripted drama Monarch starring Susan Sarandon, but the show's premiere has been pushed back to Fall 2022, Varietyreported.
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The reality dancing competition series had reportedly first been announced in September 2021.
All episodes of The Real Dirty Dancing will be available on Fox's free streaming platform, Tubi.
The Real Dirty Dancing is being produced by Eureka Productions and Lionsgate Television. About The Author:Elizabeth Kwiatkowski
Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Associate Editor of Reality TV World and has been covering the reality TV genre for more than a decade.