Anyone who’s seen Step Up a couple dozen times knows that Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum can dance. Of course, maybe you need a little convincing and need to watch the Magic Mike movies again, or see what Jenna’s made of, thanks to James Corden and a little Toddlerography where they both pushed their talents to the limit.
Based on their recent Lip Sync Battle success, it’s clear people love them individually and together, so why not a bit of both? The Tatums have teamed up for a new dancing competition series on NBC and it sounds right up their alley.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the network has ordered six episodes of the as yet unnamed series, touted as a “fresh take on the dance competition genre.” Channing will executive-produce and likely won’t appear on the show, while Jenna will judge and mentor. This is nothing new for Dewan Tatum, who has appeared as a guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance several times, not to mention her pre-Step Up days when she was a backup dancer for Janet Jackson.
As a producer, Channing has proved time and time again that he’s got chops, from the Magic Mike and 21 Jump Street franchises, as well as White House Down and the upcoming Gambit, but let’s call a spade a spade. It was Jenna’s memorable performance set to “Pony,” where she impersonated her husband on Lip Sync Battle, that is fresh in our minds. Sorry, Chan and Bey, but Jenna totally won that.