Derek Hough Joins 'Hairspray Live!' as Corny Collins
Dancing with the Stars veteran Derek Hough has joined the cast of NBC’s Hairspray Live! as Corny Collins.
Martin Short has also joined the production as Edna’s husband Wilbur.
“We welcome Marty to the network in May in his new variety show with Maya Rudolph and we think he will be the perfect long-term companion to Harvey’s Edna,” Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, said in a statement (via The Wrap). “And hands-down the best dancer on television and one of the best in the entertainment business, Derek Hough, will be perfect in the role of Corny Collins, the cocky song-and-dance-man who hosts the TV show every teenager in Baltimore wants to be on.”