'Electric Circus' Returning To MuchMusic For New Year's Eve

12/20/2011 03:55 pm ET
  • Denette Wilford Huffington Post TV Canada

Are you ready to party like it's 1988? Muchmusic's beloved dance show "Electric Circus" is back!

In the fall of 1988, Roseanne and Murphy Brown made their television debuts, network execs thought it would be a good idea to turn 'Dirty Dancing' and 'Baby Boom' into TV shows (it wasn't), and there were still 12 soap operas on the air. Oh, and a little dance show called "Electric Circus" premiered. Who could forget the dancers, the lights, the awesome music?

Well, hang on, here we go! The iconic dance show is returning for a one-night-only, New Year's Eve special.

"Electric Circus: NYE Dance Party" airs live from MuchMusic headquarters in downtown Toronto, and if it's just like the good ol' days, expect people to be filling the studio, nearby rooftops and the streets around it, dancing like it's 1999 (or '88).

The "EC" special kicks off at 10PM ET and will be hosted by Tyrone "T-RexXx" Edwards and Liz Trinnear of "New.Music.Live." If the festivities at Toronto’s City Hall don't tickle your fancy, perhaps dancing and sweating up a storm on Queen Street West may be just the ticket on how you should ring in the new year. There's also a dance crew competition, and Much is tempting "EC" lovers by giving away two $5,000 cash prizes.

The MuchMusic "Electric Circus" contest begins today and runs through Saturday, Dec. 31 at 9PM ET.