MTV renews 'Crew,' 'Taking the Stage'

Dance contests begin new seasons Jan. 28

MTV has renewed a pair of performance-based reality series -- "Randy Jackson presents America's Best Dance Crew" and "Taking the Stage."

The network's top-rated "Dance Crew" will return for a fifth round and "Stage" returns for a second season on Jan. 28.

"While each series is a different format, both have music at their core," said Tony DiSanto, president of programming, MTV. "It is the mode of expression for these kids who are trying to live their dream."

"Crew" is produced by Warner Horizon Television; "Taking the Stage" is from 98 Degrees artist Nick Lachey and is a one-hour musical reality series at a performing arts school.