THE BIG LEAP Season 1 Episode 1 Photos I Want You Back

TV
THE BIG LEAP Season 1 Episode 1 Photos I Want You Back

THE BIG LEAP Season 1 Episode 1 Photos I Want You Back – A group of diverse, down-on-their-luck people attempt to change their lives by participating in a potentially life-ruining reality dance show, featuring a modern reimagining of “Swan Lake” in the all-new “I Want You Back” series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (BLP-101) (TV-14 D, L, S, V) s01e01 1×01 1.01 s1e1

THE BIG LEAP is a modern tale about second chances, chasing your dreams and taking back what’s yours. From creator/executive producer Liz Heldens (“The Passage,” “Friday Night Lights”), director/executive producer Jason Winer (“Modern Family,” “Perfect Harmony”) and executive producer Sue Naegle (“Soundtrack,” “The Plot Against America”), the show revolves around a group of diverse, down-on-their-luck characters attempting to change their lives by participating in a potentially life-ruining reality dance show featuring a modern reimagining of “Swan Lake.”

On the heels of his latest show failure and a stressful divorce, producer NICK BLACKBURN (Scott Foley, “Scandal”) reluctantly signs on to produce “The Big Leap,” a high-stakes docuseries filming in Motor City. The show, which brings together dancers from every age, background and body type, is the brainchild of former dancer WAYNE FONTAINE (Kevin Daniels, “Twelfth Night,” “Modern Family”). With choreographer MONICA SULLIVAN (Mallory Jansen, “Galavant”) on board to help Nick mount the production, he begins his search for not only the best dancers, but also the ones that could stir up the most drama and buzz.

GABBY LEWIS (newcomer Simone Recasner) once dreamt of becoming a professional dancer, but her dreams were sidelined when she got pregnant right out of high school. In the midst of the monotony that is her 9-to-5 office job, she stumbles upon an open casting call for “The Big Leap,” reigniting her passion for dance. Auditioning alongside Gabby is JUSTIN CALGROVE (Raymond Cham Jr., “Five Points”), Gabby’s former dance partner and high school boyfriend…that is, until he came out of the closet (to the surprise of no one, except Gabby).

Their fellow contestants include REGGIE SADLER (Ser’Darius Blain, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”), a professional football star on the brink of suspension and whom Nick believes could give the show the star power and controversy it needs to break through; BRITTNEY LOVEWELL (Anna Grace Barlow, “The Goldbergs”), a born-and-bred hyper-competitive ballroom dancer whose partner is her twin brother; unemployed autoworker MIKE DEVRIES (Jon Rudnitsky, “Catch-22”), whose gradual unraveling recently led his wife to leave him; PAULA CLARK (Piper Perabo, “Covert Affairs,” “Coyote Ugly”), a high-powered corporate executive; and former ballerina JULIA PERKINS (Teri Polo, “Meet the Parents” franchise), who relies on social media for the attention she craves from her family.

Inspired by a U.K. reality format, “Big Ballet,” THE BIG LEAP is an innovative show-within-a-show that takes viewers on a journey of self-acceptance, body-positivity and empowerment at any age.

THE BIG LEAP is produced by 20th Television and FOX Entertainment. The series is written by Liz Heldens and directed by Jason Winer. Heldens, Winer, Sue Naegle and Peter Dale serve as executive producers.

Follow The Big Leap On Twitter

THE BIG LEAP Season 1 Episode 1 Photos I Want You Back

THE BIG LEAP Season 1 Episode 1: L-R: Guest star Crew Kingston Miskel and Simone Recasner in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: Sandy Morris/FOX.
THE BIG LEAP Season 1 Episode 1: L-R: Guest star Crew Kingston Miskel and Simone Recasner in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: Sandy Morris/FOX.
THE BIG LEAP Season 1 Episode 1: Kevin Daniels in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: Sandy Morris/FOX.
THE BIG LEAP Season 1 Episode 1: Kevin Daniels in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: Sandy Morris/FOX.
THE BIG LEAP Season 1 Episode 1: L-R: Mallory Jansen and Scott Foley in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: Sandy Morris/FOX.
THE BIG LEAP Season 1 Episode 1: L-R: Mallory Jansen and Scott Foley in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: Sandy Morris/FOX.
THE BIG LEAP Season 1 Episode 1: Scott Foley in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: Sandy Morris/FOX.
THE BIG LEAP Season 1 Episode 1: Scott Foley in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: Sandy Morris/FOX.
TBL 101 sc32 SM 0041
THE BIG LEAP Season 1 Episode 1: L-R: Kevin Daniels and Mallory Jansen in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: Sandy Morris/FOX.
TBL 101 sc32 SM 0197
THE BIG LEAP Season 1 Episode 1: Jon Rudnitsky in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: Sandy Morris/FOX.
TBL 101 sc32 SM 0352
THE BIG LEAP Season 1 Episode 1: Piper Perabo in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: Sandy Morris/FOX.
TBL 101 sc32 SM 0446
THE BIG LEAP Season 1 Episode 1: Scott Foley in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: Sandy Morris/FOX.
TBL 101 sc33 SM 0013
THE BIG LEAP: L-R: Simone Recasner and Raymond Cham Jr. in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: Sandy Morris/FOX.
TBL 101 sc33 SM 0015
THE BIG LEAP: L-R: Simone Recasner and Raymond Cham Jr. in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: Sandy Morris/FOX.
TBL 101 sc33 SM 0043
THE BIG LEAP: L-R: Kevin Daniels and Mallory Jansen in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: Sandy Morris/FOX.
TBL 101 sc34pt GB 1219
THE BIG LEAP: A scene from the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: George Burns/FOX.
TBL 101 sc38 SM 0077
THE BIG LEAP: L-R: Simone Recasner and guest star Nora Dunn in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: Sandy Morris/FOX.
TBL 101 sc40 GB 0224
THE BIG LEAP: L-R: Piper Perabo and Jon Rudnitsky in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: George Burns/FOX.
TBL 101 Sc46 SM 0006
THE BIG LEAP: L-R: SeríDarius Blain and Simone Recasner in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: Sandy Morris/FOX.
TBL 101 Sc57 SM 0108
THE BIG LEAP: L-R: Simone Recasner and SeríDarius Blain in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: Sandy Morris/FOX.
TBL 101 sc58 SM 0107
THE BIG LEAP: L-R: Simone Recasner and SeríDarius Blain in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: Sandy Morris/FOX.
TBL 101 sc65 SM 0034
THE BIG LEAP: L-R: Jon Rudnitsky and guest star Rob Wilson in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: Sandy Morris/FOX.
TBL 101 Sc68 SM 0188
THE BIG LEAP: L-R: Guest star Adam Kaplan and Anna Grace Barlow in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: Sandy Morris/FOX.
TBL 101 Sc68 SM 0306
THE BIG LEAP: L-R: SeríDarius Blain and Simone Recasner in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: Sandy Morris/FOX.
TBL 101 Sc68 SM 0374
THE BIG LEAP: L-R: SeríDarius Blain and Simone Recasner in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: Sandy Morris/FOX.
TBL S1 101 SCN15 JW0012
THE BIG LEAP: Teri Polo in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
TBL S1 101 SCN27 JW0044
THE BIG LEAP: L-R: Simone Recasner, guest star Crew Kingston Miskel and Raymond Cham Jr. in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: Sandy Morris/FOX.
TBL S1 101 SCN27 JW0429
THE BIG LEAP: L-R: Raymond Cham Jr. and Simone Recasner in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: Sandy Morris/FOX.
TBL S1 101 SCN41 JW0582
THE BIG LEAP: Teri Polo in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
TBL S1 101 SCN67 JW0038
THE BIG LEAP: L-R: Kevin Daniels and Mallory Jansen in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
TBL S1 101 SCN67A68pt68ABpt JW0140
THE BIG LEAP: L-R: Piper Perabo and Jon Rudnitsky in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
TBL S1 101 SCN67A68pt68ABpt JW0294 r
THE BIG LEAP: Simone Recasner and SeríDarius Blain in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
TBL S1 101 SCN67A68pt68ABpt JW0590
THE BIG LEAP: L-R: Piper Perabo and Jon Rudnitsky in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: Jean Whiteside/FOX.
TBL 101 Sc30 SM 0102
THE BIG LEAP: L-R: Simone Recasner and Raymond Cham Jr. in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: Sandy Morris/FOX.
TBL 101 Sc30 SM 0210
THE BIG LEAP: Teri Polo in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: Sandy Morris/FOX.
TBL 101 sc32 SM 0068
THE BIG LEAP: Teri Polo in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: Sandy Morris/FOX.
TBL 101 sc40 GB 1329
THE BIG LEAP: Scott Foley in the ìI Want You Backî series premiere episode of THE BIG LEAP airing Monday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. CR: George Burns/FOX.