"World of Dance" premiered on NBC on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. The dance competition show's executive producer is Jennifer Lopez who said she wanted to produce a show that would be the Olympics of dance where performers get the chance to win a million dollars with bragging rights to say they are the best in the world. The new show is hosted by Jenna Dewan-Tatum, 36-year-old actress and wife of actor Channing Tatum.

Derek Hough, one of the judges, want people to know that "World of Dance" is quite different from "Dancing with the Stars" and that the two shows are not in competition with each other.

Viewers who have seen both series will agree.

'Dancing with the Stars'

"Dancing With The Stars" features celebrities who have had no ballroom dancing experience such as jive, quickstep, samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, and tango. Winners of "Dancing with the Stars" must rely on scores from four judges and viewers votes. The four judges are Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli. There is no monetary prize for the winner. Instead, the winner gets a mirror ball trophy. All participants get some compensation for each week they stay in the competition.

'World of Dance'

The best dancers in the world compete for one million dollars and the title of World's Greatest Dance Act. Unlike "Dancing with the Stars," the contestants are not taught to dance.

They are already dancers who have spent most of their lives perfecting their specific routines. They are judged on what they bring to the dance floor rather than being taught the routines by an onsite coach. Dancers on the new show do a lot of backflips, lifts, and routines that would never be allowed on the ABC show hosted by Tom Bergeron.

Dancers are judged on a scale of 20 points in five different categories such as techniques, performance, choreography, creativity and presentation. The judges use an iPad to record their scores in each category. Dancers who get an average of 80 points advance to the next of the four rounds. The winner from each division will compete against each other, and the one who wins it all will be the winner from the junior, upper or team dancers.

The judges

Three well-known judges come with their own style of judging, but it seems that all of them are on the same page when it comes to positive comments. Jennifer Lopez, 47, came with plenty of dance experience because she has been doing it since she was a child. She critiques the same way she did on "American Idol."

Singer and dancer Ne-Yo, whose real name is Shaffer Chimere Smith, brings experience from being in the music industry for many years. The 37-year-old judge gives straight to the point comments as he delivers quick and honest feedback after each performance.

Derek Hough has been a professional dancer on "Dancing with the Stars" since 2007. He is a ballroom expert and has won the championship six times with celebrity partners.

The 32-year-old professional Latin and ballroom dancer and actor has been dancing since he was 12 years old. He is a judge on "World Of Dance," and his sister, Julianne Hough, is a judge on "Dancing with the Stars." The siblings are on their third dance tour.