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The Big Leap
Created byLiz Heldens
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producers
Production locations
Camera setupSingle-camera
Production companies
Original networkFox
External links
Official website

The Big Leap is an upcoming American musical comedy-drama television series created by Liz Heldens that scheduled to premiere on Fox as a fall entry in the during the 2021–22 television season.[1][2][3][4] It is based on a British reality television series.[5] It is scheduled to premiere on September 20, 2021.[6]





No.Title [7]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date [7]U.S viewers
1TBAJason Winer[8]Liz Heldens[8]September 20, 2021 (2021-09-20)[6]TBD



On January 28, 2020, Fox gave the project a pilot order, the first for the network's 2020–21 television season, with Fox Entertainment and 20th Television set as co-production partners and was written by Liz Heldens.[9] The series was ultimately pushed back to the 2021–22 television season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with Fox giving a series greenlight on April 28, 2021.[10] Heldens was set as showrunner with Jason Winer announced as director and executive producer of the pilot.[8] On May 17, 2021, during Fox's Upfront presentation, it was confirmed that the series is scheduled to premiere as a fall season entry during the 2021–22 television season.[11]


In February 2020, Teri Polo, Matt Lucas, Ser'Darius Blain and Raymond Cham Jr. were cast in main roles for the pilot.[12] In March 2020, Scott Foley was cast in the main role for this pilot including Simone Recasner and Jon Rudnitsky also joined the cast.[13][14] On July 17, 2020, it was announced that Laura Benanti has been cast in the pilot.[15] However, both Lucas and Benanti later exited the project.[16] In December 2020, Piper Perabo was cast to replace Benanti in the lead role, with Mallory Jansen and Kevin Daniels joining the series in a main role.[17] After the series was picked up in May 2021, Anna Grace Barlow has joined the series.[18] In July 2021, Adam Kaplan, Tom Lennon, and Robert Wisdom joined the cast in recurring roles.[19]


Production of the pilot episode commenced on December 2, 2020. On December 18, 2020, production was temporarily suspended due to positive COVID-19 test results, from the crew members. The pilot was filmed in Chicago, Illinois, and at the Rialto Theatre in downtown Joliet.[20]


The series is scheduled to premiere on Fox on September 20, 2021.[21][6]


In Canada, the series is set to air on CTV.[22] The series is also set to premiere on Disney+ via the streaming hub Star as an original series in selected countries.[23][24] In Latin America, the series premieres as a Star+ original.[25]


  1. ^ "Fox previews The Big Leap during Network Upfronts". | Reel Chicago - At the intersection of Chicago Advertising, Entertainment, Media and Production. May 17, 2021. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  2. ^ Heller, Emily Palmer (May 17, 2021). "Watch Scott Foley Wipe Up Gobs of Hand Sanitizer in the Trailer for The Big Leap". Vulture. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  3. ^ "Fox previews The Big Leap during Network Upfronts". Reel Chicago. May 17, 2021. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  4. ^ The Big Leap (Comedy, Drama), Piper Perabo, Scott Foley, Teri Polo, Mallory Jansen, Fox Entertainment, 20th Century Fox Television, Rare Day, retrieved May 21, 2021CS1 maint: others (link)
  5. ^ "The Big Leap: Creator Says Series 'Doubles Down on Hope'". June 26, 2021. Retrieved July 7, 2021.
  6. ^ a b c Mitovich, Matt Webb (July 26, 2021). "Fox Sets Fall Premiere Dates for 9-1-1, Masked Singer, The Resident and Others". TVLine. Retrieved July 26, 2021.
  7. ^ a b "Big Leap (Fox) – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved July 26, 2021.
  8. ^ a b c Petski, Denise (February 12, 2020). "Jason Winer To Direct Fox Dramedy Pilot 'The Big Leap'; Adam Davidson To Helm NBC's 'Ordinary Joe' Drama Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 28, 2020). "'The Big Leap' Dramedy From Liz Heldens Inspired By 'Big Ballet' UK Reality Series Gets Fox Pilot Order". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  10. ^ Iannucci, Rebecca (April 28, 2021). "The Big Leap Dance Dramedy, Starring Scott Foley, Lands Series Order at Fox". TVLine. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 17, 2021). "Fox 2021-22 Schedule: 2 New Dramas, Morris Chestnut Tuesday In Fall, '9-1-1: Lone Star' Held For Midseason". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  12. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 24, 2020). "Teri Polo Joins 'The Big Leap' Fox Dramedy Pilot, Matt Lucas, Ser'Darius Blain & Ray Cham Also Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  13. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 24, 2020). "Scott Foley To Star In 'The Big Leap' Fox Dramedy Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  14. ^ Petski, Denise (March 11, 2020). "'The Big Leap': Simone Recasner & Jon Rudnitsky Join Fox Dramedy Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  15. ^ Otterson, Joe (July 17, 2020). "Laura Benanti Joins Fox Drama Pilot 'Big Leap' (EXCLUSIVE)". Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  16. ^ Ausiello, Michael (December 2, 2020). "The Big Leap Recast: Piper Perabo In, Laura Benanti Out in Fox's Scott Foley-Fronted Ballet Dramedy Pilot". TVLine. Retrieved June 21, 2021.
  17. ^ Petski, Denise (December 2, 2020). "Piper Perabo, Kevin Daniels Join Fox Dramedy Pilot 'The Big Leap' In Recastings, Mallory Jansen Also Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  18. ^ Petski, Denise (May 15, 2021). "'The Big Leap': Anna Grace Barlow To Co-Star In Fox's Ballet-Themed Dramedy Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  19. ^ Del Rosario, Alexandra (July 28, 2021). "'The Big Leap': Adam Kaplan, Tom Lennon & Robert Wisdom To Recur In Fox Dance Dramedy". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 28, 2021.
  20. ^ Moore, Evan F. (December 18, 2020). "'The Big Leap' filming in Joliet on hiatus after crew members test positive for COVID". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved May 27, 2021.
  21. ^ "Fox 2021-22 Schedule: 2 New Dramas, Morris Chestnut Tuesday In Fall, '9-1-1: Lone Star' Held For Midseason". May 17, 2021. Retrieved July 6, 2021.
  22. ^ "The Wonder Years, The Big Leap, and The Cleaning Lady Lead New CTV Series for 2021/22 Season". The Lede (Press release). Bell Media. June 3, 2021.
  23. ^ "Disney+ stellt kommende Inhalte für Star vor". Cashys Blog. June 4, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  24. ^ Palmer, Roger (June 4, 2021). "Disney Confirms More New & Exclusive Shows Coming To Star On Disney+". What's on Disney Plus. Retrieved July 16, 2021.

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