Fox Aims to Put Winter Olympics in a Corner Next Month With ‘Real Dirty Dancing’

Fox Aims to Put Winter Olympics in a Corner Next Month With ‘Real Dirty Dancing’
Fox will debut its new celebrity competition series “The Real Dirty Dancing” next month in the Tuesday time slot that was previously reserved for the now-pushed-to-fall, high-profile Susan Sarandon drama “Monarch.”

The Stephen “tWitch” Boss-hosted dancing show, which was ordered to series by the network last fall as part of its 2021-2022 programming lineup, follows eight celebrities — Brie Bella, Corbin Bleu, Tyler Cameron, Cat Cora, Howie Dorough, Antonio Gates, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes and Loni Love — “as they fully immerse themselves” in the ultimate “Dirty Dancing” experience in the hope of becoming the next “Baby” and “Johnny” (the characters played by Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze in the classic ’80s film).

The special event series will premiere Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 9 p.m. Et on Fox, airing its remaining episodes air Feb. 8, Feb. 15 and Feb. 22 in the same slot. That time period makes “Real Dirty Dancing” primetime competition for NBC’s Beijing Olympics,
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