Come Dance With Me Season 1: Details We Know So Far

Perhaps inspired by the success of other reality dancing shows like "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Dancing with the Stars," CBS has developed a new dance competition show, "Come Dance With Me." 

The show will follow talented young dancers from around the country as they learn and perform dance routines with their older, untrained family members. According to Forbes, the show promises to showcase plenty of uplifting and emotional journeys as the duos compete against one another to win the competition.

"Come Dance With Me" will be produced by "NCIS: Los Angeles" stars LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell as well as CBS Television Studios and 3 Ball Productions. "We believe this concept is fun for the whole family, especially given the number of children we both have," the two producers said in a statement, per Forbes. 

"We reminisced about our kids' dance lessons and how it would look if they had to teach us how to dance. What we noticed was, aside from the two-left-feet element, like most parents, no one wants to let their kids down. The show is about being creative, having a good time and bringing families together through dance. It's a fun show with a big heart!"

Read on to learn more about Season 1 of "Come Dance With Me."

When will Season 1 of Come Dance With Me premiere?

"Come Dance With Me" will premiere on CBS on April 15 at 8 p.m. Eastern. If you can't catch the show during its run on live television, it can also be watched live and on-demand on Paramount+, according to Deadline.

Viewers will tune in to "Come Dance With Me" each week as the dancing pairs learn challenging routines from professional choreographers in a number of different styles, including hip-hop, ballroom, contemporary, and theatrical. One team will inevitably snag the impressive $100,000 grand prize at the end of the competition. 

After performing their routines, each duo will be judged on their technique, team chemistry, and showmanship, and then awarded points based on these criteria. The two groups that earn the lowest points each week will have to face each other in a freestyle dance-off, and the judges will ultimately have to decide which duo to send home, per TV Insider.

"It's inspiring to see the positive connection that exists between adults and children play out through dance," said Reinout Oerlemans, executive producer of 3 Ball Productions, in a statement, per Forbes. "Shepherding this show has been a labor of love, and the fact that it comes to CBS at a time when families are hungry for fun, uplifting entertainment is especially gratifying."

Who will be appearing on the show?

As previously mentioned, "Come Dance With Me" was created and executive produced by "NCIS: Los Angeles" stars Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J. Songwriter Philip Lawrence will be hosting the series, per Deadline

Lawrence has become an icon in the music industry, working alongside some of the biggest names in the industry, including Bruno Mars, Adele, Lil Wayne, Flo Rida, Wiz Khalifa, and CeeLo Green, and producing some of the catchiest tunes of the past decade.

The contestants will be judged by Jenna Dewan, an actress and dancer who rose to prominence after starring in the dance drama "Step Up"; Dexter Mayfield, a dancer and plus-size model; and Tricia Miranda, a hip-hop choreographer who has created routines for stars like Nicki Minaj, Missy Elliott, and Beyoncé

"From the creators to the executive producers, to the choreographers, to the on-camera talent, it is a beautiful and exciting show!" Miranda captioned a photo of the judges and host of "Come Dance With Me" on her Instagram.

Come Dance With Me Producers LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell are close friends

Perhaps given the fact that LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell have worked together on "NCIS: Los Angeles" since 2009, the actors have formed an incredibly close bond that ultimately led them to team up and executive-produce "Come Dance With Me." 

In the past, both have spoken of the tight bond they have forged since stepping into their roles on "NCIS."

"It's a brotherly thing where I'm as close with him as anybody I've ever worked with and he will always be a dear friend," O'Donnell told Rachael Ray during an appearance on her show. 

"But at the same point, we can drive each other crazy. It's like with your siblings when you're growing up and you're just pestering each other nonstop and it almost becomes the goal of the day. He puts up with me. He's a good sport about it."

O'Donnell has also spoken about the fact that the pair's shared values and dedication to work and family have helped them form an even closer bond — despite coming from completely different backgrounds. 

"We've got different upbringings and come from different cities but we both have been in this business a long time and have an appreciation for hard work and knowing when we've got to work and when we can have fun," O'Donnell told Daily Actor in 2011.