CMT developing dance competition project

'Get Up and Dance' combines videos, onstage performances

CMT has picked up a dance show from producer Phil Gurin that combines user-generated content and a reality competition.

The project is "Get Up and Dance," an hourlong format in development that first shows video clips of people from across the country paying tribute to famous dance scenes with their own interpretation. Then amateur contestants (individuals, couples or groups) perform their rendition of the same dance onstage before a live studio audience.

"Dance" is the latest from Gurin, who also executive produces "The Singing Bee" for CMT.

CMT recently launched an adventure programming block and still plans to get into the scripted comedy business, aiming to launch its first shows early next year.
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