DEADLINE – Jenna Dewan is stepping down from her post as host of World of Dance after two seasons — but she plans on returning in the near future in another capacity.
The Step Up star posted a pic of herself on the World of Dance set on Instagram to make the announcement, saying, “I will not be returning to the show as host for season 3. But! I won’t be able to stay away for long, and plan to return to mentor contestants as much as possible.”
She continued, “It has been an absolute thrill to be a part of this incredible, groundbreaking show from the very beginning, and I am forever grateful to my [NBC] family, [Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, Ne-Yo] and everyone involved in this journey We are changing the dance world and giving opportunities to dancers in ways I’ve only dreamed of! Can’t wait to share more news with you soon. Much love to everyone.”
No word yet on who will replace Dewan as host, but the actress will certainly keep busy with other projects. She appears tonight on the Fox medical drama The Resident in a recurring role. She is also set to star alongside Anna Camp, Wanda Sykes, Sarah Hyland and Tyler James Williams in Lakeshore Entertainment’s The Wedding Year. She’ll also stay connected to the world of music and dance in the forthcoming Netflix musical drama Mixtape which also stars Raul Castillo, Callie Hernandez, and Madeline Stowe.
VARIETY – Jenna Dewan is set for a recurring role in the second season of the Fox medical drama “The Resident.”
Dewan will play Julian Lynn, described as a sharp and sophisticated medical device rep with an ability to connect with just about anybody. Her warmth, beauty and charisma make her highly effective at a job she loves. A former dancer, Julian got her life back with the help of a device. Now she’s passionate about helping others do the same. As the season progresses, she gradually becomes aware of the lack of transparency in her chosen field and realizes there may be dangerous issues ahead.
Dewan, a celebrated dancer in her own right, is currently the host of the NBC dance competition series “World of Dance.” She serves in that role alongside series judges Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough and Ne-Yo.
Her other TV roles include the first season of “Supergirl,” the Lifetime series “Witches of East End,” and “American Horror Story: Asylum.”
She recently wrapped production on the films “The Wedding Year” as well as “Berlin, I Love You.” She is also in pre-production on the Netflix series “Mixtape,” which was previously set up as a pilot at Fox.
In addition, Dewan recently launched her own production company Everheart Productions. She previously joined forces with close friends and her former husband Channing Tatum to start their first production company, 33andOut Productions which has produced the films “22 Jump Street,” “10 Years,” and the documentary “Earth Made of Glass.”
She is repped by Management 360, UTA, and Bloom, Hergott, Diemer, Rosenthal, LaViolette, Feldman, Schenkman and Goodman.
DEADLINE – Anna Camp, Emmy winner Wanda Sykes, and Jenna Dewan have joined Sarah Hyland and Tyler James Williams in Lakeshore Entertainment’s The Wedding Year. The ensemble cast also includes Keith David (Greenleaf), Patrick Warburton (A Series of Unfortunate Events), Tom Connolly (Lost), Grace Helbig (Trolls), and Fred Grandy.
Robert Luketic (Legally Blonde, The Ugly Truth, Monster-in-Law) is directing the romantic comedy which is about an LA photographer Mara Hickey (Hyland) is never getting married. So, when she and her new ready-to-settle-down boyfriend (Williams) are invited to fifteen weddings in the same year, the pressure is on Mara to make some big decisions.
First known for her performance in the inaugural Step Up film, Dewan’s upcoming slate includes the anthology film Berlin, I Love You.
Camp is repped by UTA, Authentic Talent and Literary Management, and Schreck, Rose, Dapello, Adams; Sykes by WME and Roger A. Pliakas, Esq., A Professional Corporation; Dewan by UTA, Management 360, and Bloom, Hergott, Diemer, Rosenthal; David by Stone Manners Salners Agency, Silver J Management, and Diana G. Shaw, Esq; Warburton by UTA and 3 Arts Entertainment.
DEADLINE – Jenna Dewan Tatum has been tapped for a lead role opposite Callie Hernandez and Madeline Stowe in Fox’s musical drama pilot Mixtape, from former Smash showrunner Josh Safran and Annapurna Television.
Written by Safran and directed by Jesse Peretz, Mixtape is a romantic musical drama that looks at a disparate group of interconnected people in contemporary Los Angeles through the lens of the music that defines who they are. Mixtape captures the different stages of love, exploring if time can heal a broken heart and if love can withstand life’s tragedies.
Dewan Tatum will play Joanna, a young professional with everything always under control. She’s the most rational person she knows. And yet she’s a little guarded, as if always prepared for the worst.
Also previously cast in the pilot are Megan Ferguson and Jahmil French.
Quantico creator Safran executive produces with Annapurna’s Megan Ellison and Sue Naegle. Ali Krug is co-executive producer.
Dewan Tatum serves and host and mentor on NBC’s competition reality series World of Dance, which is returning for a second season this summer. She previously starred on Lifetime’s Witches of East End and NBC’s The Playboy Club.
Dewan Tatum is repped by UTA and Management 360.
One of the most nerve-racking moments of my life… performing the Magic Mike inspired dance on Lip Sync Battle!! I had SO much fun learning the *exact* dance Alison Faulk (choreographer extraordinaire) taught Channing for the Magic Mike movie. So here is us describing what it was like, behind, behind, behind the scenes of what happened that day! (Including what it was like when Beyonce entered the room!) ?