Episodes: Ongoing (hour).
TV show dates: July 20, 2005 — present.
Series status: Has not been cancelled.
Performers include: Cat Deeley, Lauren Sanchez (hosts), Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Laurieann Gibson, Dominic “D-Trix” Sandoval, Vanessa Hudgens, Stephen Boss, Maddie Ziegler, Jason Derulo, Paula Abdul, Mia Michaels, and Adam Shankman (judges).
Choreographers include: Tyce Diorio, Mandy Moore, Dwight Rhoden, Desmond Richardson, Jaci Royal, Garry Stewart, Sonya Tayeh, Stacey Tookey, Travis Wall, Luther Brown, Tabitha D’umo, Napoleon D’umo, Dan Karaty, Lil’ C, Dave Scott, Shane Sparks, Mark Ballas, Sharna Burgess, Dmitry Chaplin, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Alex Da Silva, Sasha Farber, Anya Garnis, Jean-Marc Généreux, Jason Gilkison, Hunter Johnson, Jenna Johnson, Pasha Kovalev, Melanie LaPatin, Liz Lira, Michael Mead, Tony Meredith, Ron Montez, Oksana Platero, Toni Redpath, Jonathan Roberts, Edward Simon, Emma Slater, Louis Van Amstel, Chloe Arnold, Andy Blankenbuehler, Warren Carlyle, Sean Cheesman, Brian Friedman, Savion Glover, Derick K. Grant, Mark Kanemura, Charles Klapow, Wade Robson, Sonya Tayeh, Travis Payne, Benji Schwimmer, and Nakul Dev Mahajan.
TV show description:
In this reality competition series created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe (creator of American Idol), contestants slide, glide, sway, and sashay their way to the $250,000 grand prize.
Hosted by Cat Deeley, show auditions are held all across the United States as the search continues for America’s next great dance talent. From the local auditions, judges choose 50 dancers to travel to Las Vegas to compete in multiple rounds of rigorous auditions.
At the end of those trials, the auditioners are narrowed down to the top 16 dancers — eight male, eight female. Dancers are then paired together and each week are assigned a different style of dance and choreographer to prepare them to perform a routine for the live audience.
Contestants are critiqued by the judging panel. Celebrity guest judges have included Debbie Allen, Toni Basil, Debbie Reynolds, Neil Patrick Harris, and Ellen DeGeneres.
After all dancers have performed, viewers are invited to vote for their favorite couples. The three couples with the fewest number of votes face elimination in the next episode. After each dancer facing elimination perform a solo routine, the judges decide who has danced their last steps on the show and is sent packing.
When 10 dancers are left, contestants randomly choose both a new partner and a new style of dance each week. When there are only four dancers left in the competition, viewers vote for their favorite and the person with the most votes wins a hefty cash prize, job opportunities, and the satisfaction of being “America’s Favorite Dancer.”
This episode has not aired yet.
First aired: TBD
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