The new series is part performance, part blind date, as the Step Up actress will watch on as one bachelor or bachelorette performs two complex, intimate dance routines, each with a different potential love interest. At the end of it all, they will choose which suitor they had a stronger connection with.
The show is adapted from a U.K. version in which two strangers are taught half a dance routine, meet for the first time on a lavish blind date, and then dance with each other without saying a word.
“While the singles may not all be professional dancers, the elevated choreography will tell a story reflective of their personal journeys to find love, while also providing clues to the other’s personality,” Fox explained in a release.
While Dewan is an accomplished actress on shows like The Resident, Supergirl, and the upcoming series Soundtrack, the former backup dancer for Janet Jackson has always found a way to keep dance a part of her career with projects like World of Dance, guest judging on So You Think You Can Dance, and now this.
Flirty Dancing will premier on Fox this winter.