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Jennifer Lopez to be a judge on NBC's 'World of Dance'

By Karen Butler
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"World of Dance" judge Jennifer Lopez is seen at the premiere of her movie "Ice Age: Collision Course" in Los Angeles on July 16, 2016. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/2e3f89c1d9377647677def9f2f214e3e/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
"World of Dance" judge Jennifer Lopez is seen at the premiere of her movie "Ice Age: Collision Course" in Los Angeles on July 16, 2016. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Actress and recording artist Jennifer Lopez is to serve as one of the judges on the new competition series World of Dance, NBC announced.

The 10-episode show from Universal Television Alternative Studios and Lopez's Nuyorican Productions invites dancers to showcase their talents, with the winner taking home a grand prize of $1 million. 

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"I identify with the struggles, passion, discipline, competition and exhilaration of dance," said former American Idol panelist Lopez in a statement. "I am excited that with this show we can skyrocket a dancer's career and help guide them to success." 

"This show centers on the need to celebrate and reward the art and athleticism of the dance community and there is no one more passionate about that then Jennifer," added Meredith Ahr, president of Universal Television Alternative Studios. "Her role at the judges' table takes our joint ambitions to the next level, and we can't wait to get started."

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