We could not think of more exciting news to share this Wednesday afternoon: despite getting lower ratings this past summer and causing fears that the show would be over, “So You Think You Can Dance” will indeed be dancing again on Fox at some point this summer.
This glorious news was first announced in a new post on Twitter by none other than the show’s executive producer in Nigel Lythgoe, who had the following to share about the big-time reason to celebrate:
We honestly felt bad for the dance series this past summer for a number of reasons, whether it be the one-night-a-week format (which gave us far fewer opportunities to actually get to know some of the dancers better) or the fact that everything from the Fourth of July to the London Olympics kept the show from often airing consecutive weeks. When you are trying to hold an audience in the summer months, all of this is crippling.
There are fewer reality shows out there that at the end of the day present a better product: this is a contest largely about skill and dedication, and the contestants are treated as talents rather than something to be poked and prodded in front of millions. Nigel is an insightful, outstanding judge, and Cat Deeley is also one of the best hosts in the business. Let’s just hope that they continue to find the same pool of amazing talent that they did across America this past year.
Are you happy to hear of the show’s renewal news? If you want to take a look back at some of the highlights of “So You Think You Can Dance” season 9, you can do so over at the link here.