Dancing with the Stars fans have known since the end of last season that Cheryl Burke was moving on to new projects, and now some details have been revealed. The former DWTS pro will still be on television, but it’s an NBC project that has her attention now. According to new reports about the project, she’s working with some very familiar faces.
It has already been revealed that Cheryl Burke is tackling a new variety show for NBC, but until now, nothing more had been revealed. Now, according to reports from People, the show is called I Can Do That! The new project is aiming for a summer premiere date though for now curious fans will have to stay tuned for specifics.
In addition to the former Dancing with the Stars pro, the show will include Joe Jonas and Ciara. Marlon Wayans will host the new project, and former DWTS participant Pussycat Doll and X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger will participate as well. Others involved include Alan Ritchson from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and comedian Jeff Dye.
Variety shares that I Can Do That! is based on a concept from an Israeli production company that is being done in a variety of other countries right now as well. The plan is to have the stars stretch themselves beyond their comfort zones by tackling performance genres new to them. The show initially will have six episodes done.
The stars will be paired up each week to put together a new act. Guest stars from other types of entertainment genres will be brought in to work with the pairs. The celebrities on the cast will have to throw themselves into learning acrobatics, magic, or other types of entertainment pieces and then perform them in front of the cameras. At the end of the six shows, one of the stars will be deemed the winner.
From the looks of Cheryl Burke’s Twitter page, filming of the new show has just started, and everybody seems thrilled to be working together. The slate of celebrities participating should make for some interesting combinations, and DWTS fans will surely be excited to see Cheryl facing some new challenges.
Will this new show be a hit with NBC viewers? Many online commenters do seem to be excited to check out I Can Do That! and Cheryl Burke does have a fan base anxious to see her tackle something new. As for Dancing with the Stars Season 20, the big anniversary season premieres on ABC on Monday, March 16.
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