Castillo dances to NBC


Actress and host Susie Castillo, of "House of Payne" and "TRL," will join host Michael Flatley from "Lord of the Dance" as co-host of NBC’s new international dance competition series "Superstars of Dance," which premieres Sunday, January 4th. The new reality series is from executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Simon Fuller, two of the masterminds behind "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance."

"Superstars of Dance" is an international dance competition featuring participants from countries from across the globe, including Argentina, Australia, China, India, Ireland, Russia, South Africa and the United States. Each country will showcase dance genres unique to their nation, such as the Shaolin Monks from China, Russian Cossack dancers and Bhangra dancers from India.

Eight countries will participate in the competition, with each team comprised of two soloists, one duo and one larger group. Viewers will get to know the competitors and the coaches through the trials and tribulations, both behind-the-scenes and on the stage.

"Superstars of Dance" is the first production from Big Red 2 Entertainment. Big Red 2 Entertainment is the new production entity formed by Nigel Lythgoe and Simon Fuller, who serve as executive producers on "Superstars of Dance."