Tonight, “So You Think You Can Dance” will wrap up its incredible 11th season on television with a two-hour finale on Fox, and just as it did two years ago, it will be ending things potentially in a very ambiguous manner.
After all, Fox is going into a very different direction at the moment. The network has a new head of reality programming, and also new programming heads overall. Nigel Lythgoe is not working with Kevin Reilly anymore. All of this could easy be summed up as trouble in some ways for the popular series.
Another thing to consider here is that the ratings are going down yet again, and Fox has already made pretty big cuts to the show’s budget. They’ve reduced the live shows to one per week, and trimmed the total number of episodes. This is why we have so many double-eliminations, and it doesn’t even always make sense given that the fall season doesn’t start for a couple more weeks.
Of course, we would personally love to see the show back once again, mostly because there is almost nothing else like it out there. “So You Think You Can Dance” has become an institution of sorts, and it is a destination for some of the most artistic performances on TV. “Dancing with the Stars” may have fun from time to time, but it is nowhere near on the same level as this show when it comes to quality.
We’ll hopefully know one way or another within the next couple of months, but if the show does get canceled, we almost definitely expect a backlash.
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