NBC has caught a whiff of the dancing fever. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network has picked up an untitled competitive dancing program. Lord of the Dance's Michael Flatley will host the new reality dance competition series.

The series will be an international affair with competitors from eight different countries displaying their nation's dancing styles. Each country will present two dance soloists, a duet and a group to be judged upon.

"We've always wanted to be in the dance business, but the question was how to be unique and different," said Craig Plestis, NBC's executive vp alternative programming, development and specials. "Our show makes every other dance show seem like amateur hour. We got the best of the best. Americans will be blown away when they see what real professionals can do."

The network is eyeing up the series for a start-up as early as January. Nine hours have been picked up and it seems they will launch four two-hour episodes and a one-hour finale.