CBS signs for British dance show import


The ratings success of “Dancing With the Stars” on ABC and “So You Think You Can Dance” on Fox has not gone unnoticed at CBS. The Eye Network has signed up for its own reality-competition dance series, “Got To Dance.”

The US version is based on the UK show, also called “Got To Dance,” which debuted this year to ratings success on the pay satellite service Sky 1. The format is described as “the most inclusive talent search on television,” where dancers of any age, group-size and style will compete to become the country’s favorite dance act. 

“Amateurs with raw talent from across the nation, either performing solo or in a group, can audition any form of dancing: from ballroom to break dance, bhangra to ballet, and tap to tango,” CBS said. The most talented and entertaining dancers will be invited to audition for the panel of judges, all world-class dancers themselves. The very best will perform live in the Semi-Finals and Finals where they will battle it out for viewers who will vote to choose the champion.

No debut date has yet been set. The panel of judges, as well as information regarding auditions, will be announced at a later date, the network said. Details about the audition process will also be available on

“Got To Dance” is a Shine Group format, created by Princess Productions and Shine TV and is produced by Reveille. Elisabeth Murdoch, Howard T. Owens, Mark Koops and Robin Ashbrook are executive producers. Distribution is handled by Shine International.