Is there a future for game shows on FOX? Recently, network executive Rob Wade spoke with Deadline about the futures of TV shows like So You Think You Can Dance, Spin the Wheel, and Mental Samurai.
A long-running dance competition series, So You Think You Can Dance is currently airing its 16th season. Meanwhile, the game shows Mental Samurai and Spin the Wheel debuted their freshman season this year.
At this year’s summer TCA press conference, Wade revealed the network has still not decided whether or not to renew Mental Samurai, So You Think You Can Dance, or Spin the Wheel for more seasons:
We obviously have a lot of other shows, So You Think You Can Dance, Spin the Wheel, Mental Samurai — we have to consider all those as a group,” Wade said, hinting that not all will make the cut. “I can’t pick up everything, I need to leave some room to take some shots.”
And while the futures of Mental Samurai and Spin the Wheel seem tenuous, it does look like So You Think You Can Dance has a stronger chance of a returning to FOX for another season. When asked about its renewal chances, Wade praised the series and its Emmy nominations:
It’s a good show, and it’s got three Emmy nominations. I think they do a good job, I think it continues to perform ratings-wise — overnights, its L7s are very good. When you compare it with other shows on TV at the moment, it does very well. We haven’t made a decision yet.”
What do you think? Do you watch So You Think You Can Dance, Mental Samurai, and/or Spin the Wheel? Do you want more seasons?