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CMT plans to develop 'Get Up and Dance'

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CMT, which stands for Country Music Television, has a dance-competition reality series in development from producer Phil Gurin (The Singing Bee). According to the Hollywood Reporter, the hour-long show will combine video clips of people from across the country paying tribute to famous dance scenes with their own interpretation (gah!) with onstage performances by amateur contestants, who will perform their rendition of the same dance before a live studio audience (aggggghhhh!).

Despite the information above, I choose to believe CMT’s new dance series will actually be the TV spinoff of Paula Abdul’s 1995 aerobics video Get Up and Dance. You know how projects tend to evolve over time. Paula is gonna roll up to CMT any minute now. The suits will say “Hey Paula,” and glare at her color block vest, but then she’ll read some of her most profound tweets out loud and they’ll hire her on the spot.

Annie on Twitter: @EWAnnieBarrett