Brother and Sister Duo Julianne Hough and Derek Hough Get Holiday Special, “Holidays with the Houghs”


Keeping it in all in the family. America’s Got Talent judge, Julianne Hough and her brother, World of Dance judge, Derek Hough will star in their own family holiday special on NBC.

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According to, the siblings will star in Holidays with the Houghs, an hour-long special that will have them singing and dancing with holiday classics.

“Derek and Julianne are incredibly talented siblings who continue to dazzle audiences with their remarkable performances.” executive vice president of specials at NBC Entertainment, Doug Vaughan said.

The website reports that Derek and Julianne will be joined by other celebrities throughout the special for performances and comedy sketches.

“Who’s ready for the most wonderful time of the year?!? #HolidaysWithTheHoughs ,” Julianne said in an Instagram post about the show.

“This should be fun 🙌🏼 #HolidaysWithTheHoughs, Derek wrote.

Derek and Julianne came to public attention when they began as dancers/choreographers on Dancing with the Stars. The siblings quickly became two of the most popular dancers on the show. Julianne went on to embark on a country music career before finding herself on the big screen, starring in movies such as Footloose, Safe Haven, Burlesque and Rock of Ages. 

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Derek remained on DWTS longer than his sister, winning 6 mirrorball trophies, before heading to the small screen with roles on Jane the Virgin and Nashville. He is currently a judge on World of Dance with Jennifer Lopez.