MTV has renewed a pair of performance-based reality series on Tuesday The network announced new season greenlights of music and dance-driven reality series Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew and Taking The Stage — a 60-minute series set at a performing arts school. Both shows return to the air Thursday, Jan. 28.
“We are thrilled to bring back both of these hit franchises in 2010. While each series is a different format, both have music at their core. It is the mode of expression for these kids who are trying to live their dream. Music is their life in both the dance competition of ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ and in the dramatic reality stories of ‘Taking the Stage’,” said Tony DiSanto, President, Programming, MTV.