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Jenna Leaves “World of Dance” As Host

Jenna Dewan Leaves ‘World Of Dance’ As Host, Plans To Return As Mentor

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.

Jenna Joins “The Resident” Season 2

Jenna Dewan Joins ‘The Resident’ Season 2 in Recurring Role

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.

Jenna Joins “The Wedding Year”

Anna Camp, Wanda Sykes, Jenna Dewan & More RSVP For ‘The Wedding Year’

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.

Jenna to Star in Fox Musical Drama Pilot “Mixtape”

Jenna Dewan Tatum To Star In Fox Musical Drama Pilot ‘Mixtape’

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.

Jenna Joins “Berlin, I Love You”

Jenna Dewan Tatum Joins The Cast Of ‘Berlin, I Love You’

DEADLINE – Jenna Dewan Tatum is set to co-star in the anthology film Berlin, I Love You, the latest feature in the Cities of Love series launched by Emmanuel Benbihy in 2006 with the release of Paris, je t’aime (Paris, I love you), followed by New York, I Love You (2008) and Rio, I Love You (2014).

Tatum joins an ensemble cast that includes Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Jim Sturgess, Mickey Rourke, Diego Luna, Orlando Bloom, Sophie Turner, Jack Huston, Patrick Dempsey and Renee Zellweger.

Like the others, Berlin, I Love You will feature short stories of romance, this time set in the German capital. Written by Neil La Bute and David Vernon, the segments are being directed by Fernando Eimbcke, Dennis Gansel, Massy Tadjedin, Peter Chelsom, Til Schweiger, Justin Franklin, Dani Levy and Dianna Agron. Josef Rusnak will helm the transition sequence that ties all the episodes together.

Producers are Claus Clausen, Edda Reiser, Josef Steinberger, Alice De Sousa, and Skady Lis. Benbihy is executive producing, while Highland Film Group and Disrupting Influence’s Glenn Kendrick Ackermann and Jason Piette are handling International sales.

Tatum recently served as the host for season one of the Jennifer Lopez-exec produced NBC competition series World Of Dance, and will return for season two. She also is exec producing the YouTube Red series adaptation Step Up: High Water, along with husband Channing Tatum, her co-star in the original Step Up film. Tatum, who played Lucy Lane in the first season of Supergirl, is repped by Management 360, UTA and Dave Feldman/Bloom.