Break out your dancing shoes. The So You Think You Can Dance TV show is finally going to return for its 17th season on FOX. The series last aired in the summer of 2019.
A dance competition reality TV series hosted by Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance pits dancers against one another, in a bid to become “America’s Favorite Dancer.” In season 16, judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy were joined by Laurieann Gibson (Lady Gaga’s choreographer) and SYTYCD veteran Dominic “D-Trix” Sandoval. Together, the judges assess the dancers’ ability in various dance styles, including contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation, breaking, and more. The chosen dancers then work with choreographers and compete. Each week, contestants are eliminated until a winner is selected in the season finale.
The show was renewed back in February 2020 and work on season 17 was underway when COVID-19 hit. Plans for a Summer 2020 airing were cancelled and, as time passed, the series’ future looked to be in question. The show is now back on track according to Lythgoe.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE is coming back to @DANCEonFOX I’m so happy. #DanceToTheBeatOfYourDreams #CueMusic
— Nigel Lythgoe OBE (@dizzyfeet) February 17, 2022
Applications for season 17 of SYTYCD are now being accepted. Non-U.S. resident applicants are required to have an Employment Authorization Card valid through at least the end of March 2023 so it seems safe to say that SYTYCD will return this summer. Additional details will be released in the future.
What do you think? Have you been missing the So You Think You Can Dance TV show? Are you glad to hear that it’s returning to FOX?
Great news that it is returning. Have been watching it for years thanks to recommendations of one of our kids. Always loved Mary Murphy’s passion and the exposure to the music that was used for performances.
As long as Mary Murphy is back as one of the judges, I’m always ready to get on the Hot Tamale Train with this summer series…WOO-WOO! 🙂
I am thrilled! I’ve loved this show from the start and looked forward to it every summer. I can’t wait!
SYTYCD is the best dance show on TV. I have watched from the beginning and can’t wait for its return. So much beauty and talent.
Ive missed this show. Love love love it. So glad its coming back
I’m sooo glad to hear SYTYCD is returning!!!!
I have seen every show since it started.I was wondering why I haven’t seen anything about the show since covid started.I love the show and I’m glad it’s returning, and I will be watching when it comes on.
You can’t bring the Metropolitan Museum of Art into your living room, but you CAN experience the art of dance through this show. A fan from Day One, a dancer for many years, we won’t miss a minute. Thanks Nygel and producers!!
I love so you think you can dance. I cry when I hear some of these dancers stories. I think that this show does wonderful things for all the dancers it’s a very positive experience for all keep up the good work
I AM SO HAPPY SYTYCD IS RETURNING!!!!!!!
I’ve watched the show from day one. 73 and can’t wait to watch again.
I missed the show and I am glad it is back.
I have missed this show so much and I’m elated that it’s returning.