We have added the remaining missing stills from Dancing With The Stars: Juniors to the gallery.
Dancing With the Stars season 25 champion Jordan Fisher has a different role in the ballroom on DWTS: Juniors. He’s the host alongside season 25 alum Frankie Muniz. The series currently airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on ABC. “I feel very at home at Dancing With the Stars,” Jordan told HollywoodLife. “I’ve been a part of the family for a year now.” Being a host of DWTS: Juniors was the perfect fit for Jordan.
“For me, there has been a piece that has been missing, and I think it’s definitely been the kids. There’s magic in the ballroom when the energy of the kids is present,” Jordan continued. “I think that’s really evident when you’re watching the show. Especially when you’re in the ballroom and being able to be a part of their journeys, and to watch them grow and to cheer for them and to root for them. I think we kind of inevitably, as human beings, you just naturally want to see kids do well. That’s just something that’s just built in us. We want to kids do something that they love and do well and be happy. That is this show. It’s so magical.”
Jordan is well aware of how hard it is to learn new dances every single week, so the kids have his utmost respect. “I know how hard it is to tackle something you’ve never done before and learn something so new and be challenged with something brand new every week,” he said. “Having such a short amount of time to learn it and to figure out how to perform it and perform it at the best of your ability on national television. There’s so much pressure where that’s concerned.”
The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration (Thursday, Nov. 29, from 9:00–11:00 p.m. EST on The ABC Television Network and on the ABC app) – Join singer, songwriter and “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors” host Jordan Fisher and “Modern Family”‘s Sarah Hyland as they host the magical two-hour event from the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. Joined by Disneyland host Jesse Palmer, Disney Parks and ABC will kick off the holiday season with a star-studded prime-time celebration showcasing incredible musical performances, special appearances and Disney magical moments, including an extraordinary castle lighting spectacular from Disney Parks around the world – traveling the globe from Lake Buena Vista, Florida, and Anaheim, California, to Paris, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Musical performances include the following:
- Multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning superstar Gwen Stefani lights up the night with “Feliz Navidad.”
- GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter Meghan Trainor performs a medley of her hits.
- CMA Award-winning country artist Brett Eldredge, joined by Meghan Trainor, sing the classic holiday duet “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” from Eldredge’s album “Glow.”
- Andrea Bocelli shares his unmistakable voice, singing a Christmas classic; then Andrea is joined by his son, Matteo Bocelli, to perform their beautiful new duet, “Fall on Me,” from Disney’s “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.”
- Jordan Fisher performs his Christmas hit, “Come December.”
- Singer, songwriter and actress Becky G performs a popular holiday hit.
- GRAMMY Award-nominated artist Aloe Blacc performs his debut single, “I Got Your Christmas Right Here,” from his first-ever holiday album, “Christmas Funk,” out Nov. 9.
- American Idol winner Maddie Poppe sings “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”
- Chart-topping, breakout music group Why Don’t We performs a medley of the classic “Silent Night” and their original holiday song “Hey Good Lookin.”
Fox has announced the cast for its upcoming “Rent” live musical.
Recording artist Tinashe has been cast as Mimi Marquez, a dancer who struggles with addiction and catches the eye of musician and recovering addict Roger. Roger will be played by Brennin Hunt (“Nashville”).
Singer/songwriter Jordan Fisher (“Hamilton” and the 2017 winner of “Dancing with the Stars”) will play Mark, Roger’s filmmaker roommate and best friend, who serves as the show’s narrator.
Vanessa Hudgens (“Grease: Live”) will play Maureen Johnson, a performance artist and Mark’s ex-girlfriend who is on-again-off-again dating Joanne. Kiersey Clemons (“Hearts Beat Loud”) is set to play Joanne Jefferson, an Ivy League-educated laywer.
Emmy nominee and Tony Award winner Brandon Victor Dixon (“Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert”) will play Tom Collins, a computer scientist who returns to New York after being expelled from MIT. There he meets and falls in love with Angel Dumont Schunard, who will be played by Valentina (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”). Angel is a young drag queen and street percussionist who “embraces life and lives it to the fullest.”
R&B and pop star Mario, who also currently stars on Fox’s “Empire,” will play Benjamin Coffin III, Mark and Roger’s former roommate-turned-landlord and Mimi’s ex who has married wealthy and now wants to gentrify the building in which he once lived.
Additionally, Keala Settle (“The Greatest Showman”) will perform the iconic solo from “Seasons of Love” and join the ensemble in the live musical.
Fox’s version of “Rent” will be produced by 20th Century Fox Television. Marc Platt, Adam Siegel, Julie Larson, Allan Larson and Revolution Studios’ Vince Totino, Scott Hemming and Marla Levinewill serve as executive producers. Michael Greif, who directed the original New York Theatre Workshop and Broadway versions of “Rent” will oversee the stage direction of the live musical, while Alex Rudzinksi will serve as the live television director.
In addition to Greif, creative team members from the original Broadway production of “Rent” returning for the television adaptation include casting director Bernie Telsey and costume designer Angela Wendt.
Kristoffer Diaz will write the adaptation for television; Al Gurdon will act as lighting director; Stephen Oremus will act as music director and producer; Jason Sherwood will act as set designer and Sonya Tayeh is the choreographer.
Larson’s version of “Rent” was inspired in great part by Giacomo Puccini’s opera “La Boheme.” He first began workshopping the production in New York in 1993, and it opened on Broadway in April 1996. Larson never got to see the success of the play, as he passed away on Jan. 25, 1996. The original Broadway run ended in 2008, with the final performance filmed and released in theaters and later on DVD as “Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway.” The play also spurned touring production, a 2005 big screen adaptation directed by Chris Columbus, and a reimagined version that played Off-Broadway from 2011-12.
“Rent Live” will be broadcast from Fox Studios in Los Angeles live on Sunday, January 27, 2019.
Jordan recently sat down with Popculture.com for an exclusive interview to discuss hosting Dancing With The Stars: Juniors, and the bond he’s grown with the contestants.
“I did not know how emotional involved and attached I would grow to the kids and their families, their journeys, their experiences,” Fisher told PopCulture.com during a phone interview Tuesday, Oct. 23. “I’m like a proud papa, honestly. I miss them so much when they’re not around. The ballroom misses them, all of the crew, the creative team. Everybody does.”
Tomorrow be sure to tune into Freeform’s ’31 Nights of Halloween’ event to watch the Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash tomorrow night (October 20th). We’re personally really excited about this, you get to see almost all of the cast today.
We’ve added photos from the celebration which was held at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on the 2nd of this month to the photo gallery. Enjoy!
PUBLIC APPEARANCES > 2018 EVENTS > 02 OCTOBER: THE ‘HOCUS POCUS’ 25TH ANNIVERSARY HALLOWEEN BASH
I’m a little behind on getting DWTS: Juniors up on the site, but promise when I get home from out of town on Monday that i’ll work hard to get the rest of the episode stills, backstage photos, and episode captures to the photo gallery. I have added some of this week’s episode stills to the photo gallery. Please enjoy!
ELEVISION PRODUCTIONS > DANCING WITH THE STARS: JUNIORS (2018) > EPISODE STILLS > WEEK TWO: MUSIC FROM THE YEAR YOU WERE BORN
If you look at the photo gallery, you’ll see that we have added episode stills from the premiere episode of Dancing With The Stars: Juniors to it. We’ll work on getting episode captures up, just keep an eye on this post for an update.
Television Productions >Dancing with the Stars: Juniors (2018) > Episode Stills > Week One: Premiere
I’ve added 11 photos of Jordan from last months 6th Annual Ping Pong 4 Purpose event to the gallery.
This week Jordan attended ABC’s Television Critics Association Press Tour along with fellow Dancing With The Stars co-star & Dancing With The Stars: Junior co-host Frankie Muniz. Those photos can now be found in our photo gallery.