SBS to make local version of 2waytraffic’s Move Like Michael

Dutch broadcaster SBS 6 is set to produce a local version of 2waytraffic’s Michael Jackson-inspired format Move Like Michael.

The Sony Pictures Television-owned distributor inked the deal with the commercial broadcaster to produce 9x90mins of the dance format, a talent show that searches for the best Michael Jackson style dancer. The Dutch version will be produced by Tuvalu Media and will air at the start of 2010.

The original format was created by Gogglebox Entertainment for British public broadcaster the BBC’s youth skewing digital channel BBC Three. It will air in December and is hosted by Reggie Yates with Michael’s brother Jermaine Jackson confirmed as a judge. The show will be coproduced by Gogglebox and Fever Media.

2waytraffic is also set to expand the format and develop a range of series based on the dance moves of other famous pop stars.