‘The Real Dirty Dancing’: 5 things to know about FOX’s reality competition

For anyone who loves to dance and is a huge fan of the 1987 American romantic dance drama film “Dirty Dancing”, then hang on to your seats because FOX is bringing the perfect combination of the two to your screens!

“The Real Dirty Dancing” is FOX’s new show which is a four week special event dance competition that focuses on the classic film and the characters. The reality show will see your favorite stars compete to be the best Baby and Johnny as they put on their dancing shoes and get their bodies moving! From iconic dance styles and sequences to style and routines, eight celebrities will show what they have to come out on top. Read on to find out more about the exciting new dance show and if dancing is what excites you, also check out ‘Legendary’ and ‘World of Dance’.


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When does ‘The Real Dirty Dancing’ premiere and where to watch it?

“The Real Dirty Dancing” premieres Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 9/8c. You can watch it on FOX as well as later on FOX’s free streaming platform, Tubi.

What is “The Real Dirty Dancing” about?

FOX’s official synopsis reads, “Eight celebrities fully immerse themselves in the ultimate ‘Dirty Dancing’ experience. Set at Virginia’s Mountain Lake Lodge, the true location of the fictional film Kellerman’s Lodge, the stars team up and attempt recreate classic scenes – including the legendary elevator that cemented the film’s place in cinematic history.Throughout the special event, the memorable music and unforgettable fashion of “Dirty Dancing” brings viewers back in the Magical Summer of 1963. The contest also includes special guest judges who help decide which celebrity couple will come out on top and which couple will “put in a corner.” At the end, a man and a woman will be crowned as “Baby” and “Johnny”, and will be the champions of “The Real Dirty Dancing”.

Who is performing in the FOX Reality Dance Contest?

Corbin Blue

Corbin Bleu, is an American actor, model, dancer, film producer and singer-songwriter who began his career in 1996 working in episodic roles on television and in feature films. His work includes ‘High Incident’, ‘ER’, ‘Free Style’, ‘Battle of the Network Stars’, ‘Walk. Stroll. Rodeo’ and more. Blue is best known for his role as Chad Danforth in Disney’s “High School Musical,” which was also his major breakthrough. The actor also had a successful career on Broadway and appeared in many musicals like the critically acclaimed musical “In the Heights,” “Anything Goes,” and more. Bleu will be one of the celebrities competing in FOX’s reality TV special.

The series features seven other celebrities, including Brie Bella, Tyler Cameron, Cat Cora, Howie Dorough, Antonio Gates, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes and Loni Love.


“The Real Dirty Dancing” is produced by Eureka Productions and Lionsgate Television. Chris Culvenor, Paul Franklin, Wes Dening and Dave Emery serve as executive producers, with Dan Martin serving as both executive producer and showrunner.


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Colleen D. Ervin