“Live to Dance,” the dance show Paula Abdul is bringing to CBS next year, has found its host and filled out its judges’ panel.
Andrew Gunsberg (pictured), a co-host of “Australian Idol,” will take on emcee duties for the show, which is set to premiere sometime in 2011. Joining Abdul as judges are choreographer Travis Payne and singer and dancer Kimberly Wyatt, a former member of the Pussycat Dolls.
Wyatt was also a judge on the British show “Got to Dance,” which serves as the template for “Live to Dance.” Payne was the choreographer for Michael Jackson’s “This Is It”; he’s a two-time Emmy nominee and has also worked with Madonna and Janet Jackson.
“Live to Dance” beings its casting process on Thursday (Oct. 14) with an open call in New York; Another casting call is scheduled for Oct. 28 in Los Angeles. Dancers — solos, pairs or groups of any age — who make it through the first auditions will be called back for another round in the show’s “Dance Domes.” (Audition information is at the show’s official site.)
CBS hasn’t set a premiere date for the show yet.
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