Jennifer Lopez Will Serve as a Judge on Upcoming 'World of Dance' Series

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Jennifer Lopez is heading back to the judge's chair!

The former American Idol star is gearing up for her upcoming NBC reality competition series, World of Dance, where she'll not only be executive producing the project but also serving as a judge.


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"I identify with the struggles, passion, discipline, competition and exhilaration of dance," Lopez explained in a statement. "I am excited that with this show we can skyrocket a dancer’s career and help guide them to success."

The new series is currently casting solo, duo, trio, and group dancers trained in various styles, including everything from ballet and tap to hip hop and krumping! Following an audtion round, contestants will be divided up into three divisions -- Junior (any size act under 16 years old), Upper (groups of one to four over age 16) and Team (groups of five or more over 16).


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Those selected for the show will compete for the title of "Best in the World" and a grand prize of $1 million.

NBC has teamed up with Lopez, Nuyorican Productions, Universal Television Alternative Studio and World of Dance to make this fun series come to life. "This show centers on the need to celebrate and reward the art and athleticism of the dance community and there is no one more passionate about that then Jennifer," Meredith Ahir, president of Universal Television Alternative Studio, said. "Her role at the judges' table takes our joint ambitions to the next level, and we can’t wait to get started."


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In July, just a few months after Lopez wrapped up her Idol duties, NBC revealed that the brunette beauty would already be heading back to reality TV, as they had greenlit World of Dance with a 10-episode order. At the time, it was unclear whether Lopez would have an on-camera role.

As we patiently wait for additional World of Dance judges to be announced, watch the video below to see highlights from Lopez's journey on Idol.