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Lizzo in search for full-figure dancers for new reality series; 'Grown-ish' releases summer teaser and more

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Lizzo is putting a call out for all full-figured dancers. In an Instagram post on Friday, the “Good as Hell” singer shared that she has teamed up with Amazon for a new unscripted series that follows her search for talented, full-figured women to join her on stage.

“Where are all the big girls? That’s what I want to know,” says Lizzo in video.

She then added in her caption, “Are you a full figured dancer or model? Have you felt underrepresented and under appreciated? THEN I’M LOOKIN FOR YOU! It’s time to find my dream team of beautifully talented big grrrls.”

The untitled Lizzo project, which is currently in development and casting, will fall under the singer’s first look deal with the Amazon.

In other development news, Disney+ has has greenlit The Crossover, a drama pilot based on the bestselling, Newberry Award winning novel-in-verse by Kwame Alexander.

According to Deadline, the new series, written by Alexander and Damani Johnson, will be directed by George Tillman Jr. 

The Crossover follows the story of 14-year-old basketball phenom brothers, Josh and JB Bell and their relationship with their former pro-baller father, who is adjusting to life after basketball. Described as an “aspirational and emotional family drama,” the entire story is narrated by Josh through his lyrical poetry.

Finally, grown-ish has shared a teaser for their upcoming Season 4 premiere later this year.

With so many questions left unanswered in the season 3 finale, grown-ish has revealed that there will be new developments including that the cast will return this summer as seniors.

“I’m 21. I’m on summer vacation and I’m in love again,” says Yara Shahidi‘s Zoey in the promo which shows her kissing co-star Trevor Jackson, who plays Aaron.

There’s no word yet on grown-ish season 4 premiere date.

By Rachel George
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