Quibi Jumps Into the Dance-Competition Scene with 'Floored'
Updated: Jan 31
This article was updated with new information on Jan. 31.
Just when you think there aren't any new dance-competition ideas left, another new show comes along. Get ready for Floored, the series that takes teams of dancers and challenges them to perform their pre-rehearsed routine on a floor that tilts, drops, shakes, lifts and spins to the music.
The concept was developed by YouTube personality Liz Koshy and Quibi. Koshy formerly host Nigel Lythgoe's Verizon Go90 show, Every Single Step, so she's not new to the dance competition scene. Quibi is the new mobile subscription platform creating short-form series. Jeffrey Katzenberg is leading the way with this new service, which is slated to launch in April.
If the series feels a bit like Nickelodeon's Double Dare meets NBC's World of Dance, you would be right on the nose. Koshy was the host of the Nickelodeon reboot of the show for two seasons, so it probably provided her with a lot of inspiration for Floored.
Executive producer Michael Agbabian said of the series in the official press release, “It’s time to turn the dance genre on its head. We can’t wait to add a comedic twist to the world of dance while still celebrating the skill and athleticism of truly talented dancers.”
While the news about the show was revealed in November 2019, Dance Dish got the inside scoop on the important details on the series.
1. Dancers: The teams are either trios or quartets. All dancers must be 18 years or older to participate in the series. You might see a few familiar faces from World of Dance and So You Think You Can Dance participating in the show.
2. Dance styles: All styles of dance will be a part of Floored. So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Brian Friedman is also working on the show, which reteams him with Koshy, whom he worked with on Every Single Step.
3. Pay: This show is paying $3000 per team. That's a nice sum for a dance competition show.
4. Shooting schedule: The show is filming in late January and early February with each team getting a day of rehearsal and a day of shooting. The series is being filmed at CBS Studio Center.
5. Premiere date: The show will premiere on Quibi in April. A specific date has not been announced yet.
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