So You Think You Can Dance will not be returning this summer. Production on the series was set to resume in February with a summer air date, but then COVID-19 hit. The virus has shut down production, and things are just barely returning to normal.
However, So You Think You Can Dance has a difficult format to film. With a live studio audience and large groups of dancers performing together or in pairs with others close by, it was difficult for the network to figure out a way to pull it off. This is not a permanent cancellation though. The series could return in summer 2021.
“Production on season 17 of So You Think You Can Dance will not be moving forward due to health and governmental restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, while we were looking forward to its return this summer, we cannot meet the standards we’ve set for viewers and contestants in light of the show’s unique format, intricate production schedule and limited time.”
What do you think? Were you looking forward to seeing this summer’s installment of So You Think You Can Dance?