Fox is expanding their unscripted slate with a new dance competition show in development, Variety has learned.
The untitled series is created by “The Voice” exec producer Stijn Bakkers and FremantleMedia North America’s EVP of alternative Toby Gorman. FremantleMedia’s Jennifer Mullin will also serve as an exec producer.
The new dance competition will highlight the lives of real-life couples who, each week, will participate in intensive training, rehearsals and live performances, until one couple is crowned the winner at the end of the season.
The development comes as Fox is looking toward “American Idol” signing off with its last season debuting this upcoming January, which will free up the network’s programming schedule. With the loss of “Idol,” Fox will surely be looking for the next reality hit. The net is also no stranger to unscripted dance shows, as “So You Think You Can Dance” wrapped its 12th season in September.
The couples’ dancing project hails from Five Six Seven, Inc., and FremantleMedia North America, which is behind reality competition hits “American Idol” and “America’s Got Talent,” plus “Celebrity Family Feud,” “Celebrity Name Game,” “Family Feud,” “Let’s Make A Deal” and “The Price Is Right,” among others.