'American Dance Legend Season 2' Announces Guest Appearance By Hollywood Celebrity Tichina Arnold And Introduces Eleven New Dance Celebrities

Top Quote The series is a true celebration of the American spirit, featuring a colorful array of aspiring dance stars, all vying for their chance to strut and perform on stage hoping to win America's hearts - and the life changing opportunity to win the TV series and become a television celebrity known as "The American Dance Legend." End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 23, 2011 - NORFOLK, Virginia - The high-rated dance television series, which will broadcast on the My TVZ Network, "Karma Butler's American Dance Legend" today announced a special guest appearance by Hollywood's celebrity actress/singer Tichina Arnold that will be featured during the series' Episode 2, October 15 (11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. ET).

    The hosts of ADL Season 2 include Karma Butler, and Paige Todd a.k.a. Bosslady, who join previously announced dance contestants Kyleigh Albert, Danielle Barks, Victoria Campbell, Hunter Darnell, Breajai Davis, Alexys Dawson, Megan Henning, Brooke Prentice, Tiarra Roscoe, Mary Alice Swanson, and Kirstin Winslow.

    Karma Butler, Executive Producer of ADL Season 2, made the announcement.

    American recording artist, choreographer, dancer, actor, and producer, Karma Butler, is the creator of ADL and is a rapidly emergent entertainment industry entrepreneur. To date Butler has amassed an astounding 3 albums published by his Record Label, Hear Karmic Music, a #1 song charting single featured by Sony, 2 television series, 1 television pilot, 2 starring roles in commercials for Chevrolet and Fox, and has appeared on television and film works including "American Pie," "The Dating Game," and "FBI Files." Butler's talents as a model earned him a featured spot in an international Citibank add campaign that is distributed globally. He has garnered several awards for outstanding leadership and dedication to the Performing Arts including "The Dartmouth College Book Award" and "The Phillip Leete Corner Stone Award" from the Governor's School for the Arts. In 2010, Butler broadcast his debut television series "American Dance Legend" on the CBS Network. In 2009, Butler became known internationally as a recording artist with his release, "Baby Let Me," when he was featured by Sony in a world-wide remix contest which made news headlines on Yahoo News, USA Today, and Newsweek. Butler has been trained in Los Angeles by dance industry icons including, Hip-Hop dance celebrity Wade Robson, and Janet Jackson's choreographer Tovaris Wilson. Most Recently, Butler will release his newest single "The I Love You Dance" with an exclusive world premiere music video during episode 5 of ADL Season 2 featuring Hip-Hop recording Artist, Herb Banks, and the eleven dance contestants of ADL Season 2 which will broadcast November 5, 2011 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. ET on My TVZ.

    Legendary entertainer and Image Award-winning artist Tichina Arnold is the cousin of Karma Butler and has coached and inspired the dream and veracity of Butler's entertainment career since babysitting him as a young child. In 1986, Tichina Arnold appeared as Crystal, in Frank Oz's film musical Little Shop of Horrors along with future Martin co-star Tisha Campbell. In February 1987 Arnold scored her first big break on television, with a permanent role on the soap opera Ryan's Hope. Her critically lauded role, as young heroine Zena Brown, landed her a Daytime Emmy Award nomination in 1988. Arnold's best-known television role was Pamela James on Martin Lawrence's sitcom Martin (1992-1997).

    She also played the role of Nicole Barnes on the sitcom One on One. In 2000, she was reunited with Martin Lawrence in Big Momma's House. In 2007, she again reunited with Lawrence (this time as his wife) in the big screen road comedy/buddy film Wild Hogs. In 2003, she appeared in Civil Brand. In a departure from her normally comedic casting, she played the title role in The Lena Baker Story, which was about the first woman to be executed by the electric chair in Georgia. Arnold played the role of the matriarch, Rochelle, on the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris which premiered in September 2005 and ended in May 2009. Arnold has experienced success as a recording artist; she co-wrote and performed the duet, "Movin Up," which reached #2 on the Billboard Club Play chart with house music artist Inaya Day. Tichina Arnold currently stars as the best friend of Fran Drescher in the TV Land sitcom "Happily Divorced," which is based on Fran Drescher's former marriage.

    Now in its second season, "American Dance Legend" airs Saturdays (11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. ET) on My TVZ Network and releases new episodes by webcast at www.DanceKarma.com every Sunday October 16 - November 13, 2011. Household television viewers and on-line Internet viewers are invited to vote for their favorite ADL dance celebrity to win by voting on-line at www.DanceKarma.com during the seasons' six-episode broadcast. Mark Evans is the director of American Dance Legend Season 1 and Season 2 and brings top-notch experience from working on popular American hits including "The Hangover," "I Love You Man," and "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." Support for ADL Season 2 is provided by: Texas Roadhouse, Firehouse Subs, Governor's School for the Arts, Tele-Video Productions & Advertising Agency, Bryant & Stratton College, Copeland Mills School of the Arts, Dynamic Movements School of Performing Arts, Abejon Photography, Barbie Models Inc., Exquisite Beauty, Post Net, Cagney's, and Da Closet.

    "Karma Butler's American Dance Legend" is a competitive dance reality television series produced by Dance Karma Entertainment LLC. This television series challenges aspiring dance stars to become the best person they can be both professionally as an entertainer/dancer and personally. The contestants are guided to be positive American role models by being advocates of philanthropy with the mission of making a difference in communities through inspiration, unity, and peace. Several episodes of ADL Season 2 feature unique dance challenges designed to raise funds for cancer research, and support HIV/AIDS awareness, education, and prevention research. Ages of participants on ADL Season 2 range between teenagers, college students, and young adults. The series is a true celebration of the American spirit, featuring a colorful array of aspiring dance stars, all vying for their chance to strut and perform on stage hoping to win America's hearts - and the life changing opportunity to win the TV series and become a television celebrity known as "The American Dance Legend."

    View broadcast schedules, exclusive photos, videos, stories and more on-line at: www.DanceKarma.com

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