‘So You Think You Can Dance’ returns: JoJo Siwa, tWitch, Matthew Morrison to judge
Chicago - Break out your tap shoes, ballroom attire and fog machines: "So You Think You Can Dance" is returning at last.
FOX has announced that the Emmy-winning reality competition series, which has been off the air since the fall of 2019, will pirouette back onto screens on Wednesday, May 18 at 9 p.m. ET, following the season finale of fellow reality juggernaut "The Masked Singer."
Cat Deeley will return as host, joined by an exciting new panel of judges. SYTYCD fave Stephen "tWitch" Boss returns to the series and takes his shiny new seat at the judges’ table. He’s joined by "Glee" star Matthew Morrison and dancer, singer and social media sensation JoJo Siwa.
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Of the returning series, FOX Entertainment said in a release: "The brand-new version will feature highly skilled dancers between the ages of 18 and 30, showcasing their talents in various dance styles, including contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation, breaking and more. Those who are selected to move on to the SYTYCD studio will work with world-renowned choreographers and compete each week in a variety of styles, with brand-new twists and turns introduced into the competition."
After the show airs on FOX in its Wednesday timeslot, episodes will be available to watch on Tubi, FOX’s free streaming platform. Audiences can also find it on Hulu, FOX Now and On Demand.
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More on the return of this reality powerhouse from FOX’s press release:
Over the course of its 16 seasons, "So You Think You Can Dance" has received 71 Emmy Award nominations and garnered 17 Emmy Award wins, including Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Costumes, as well as awards in Outstanding Lighting Design.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: FINALE: America’s Favorite Dancer is Bailey Munoz on the Season Finale of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE airing live, Monday, Sept. 16 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2019 Fox Media LLC. Cr: Adam Rose
"So You Think You Can Dance" is from Industrial Media’s 19 Entertainment and MRC. The series is executive-produced by co-creator Nigel Lythgoe, Jeff Thacker, Rosie Seitchik, Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman on behalf of 19 Entertainment. Seitchik also will serve as showrunner. Visit the "So You Think You Can Dance" site at fox.com/dance to view exclusive videos and photos. "Like" "So You Think You Can Dance" on Facebook at SoYouThinkYouCanDance. Follow the series on Twitter @DANCEonFOX and on Instagram @DANCEonFOX and join the discussion using #SYTYCD. Follow the Reality Club on Fox on Facebook at RealityClubFOX, on Instagram @RealityClubFOX and on Twitter @RealityClubFOX.
ABOUT CAT DEELEY: Cat Deeley is an author and one of the foremost television presenters, both in the United States and the U.K. Deeley has received five Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program for her hosting role on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. Additionally, Deeley won the 2015 and 2012 Critics Choice Award for Best Reality Host for her role on the series. She is a double BAFTA Award winner and published her first book, "The Joy in You," in 2020.
ABOUT STEPHEN "TWITCH" BOSS: Stephen "tWitch" Boss continues to make a splash in the entertainment world with his multitude of talents. The memorable contestant, All-Star and judge of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE is a staple on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" as its resident dancer, DJ and co-executive producer. He most recently was seen as the host of the television series "The Real Dirty Dancing" and "Clash of the Cover Bands." Boss resides in Los Angeles, with his wife, fellow dance artist and host, Allison, and their three children – Weslie, Maddox, and Zaia.
ABOUT MATTHEW MORRISON: Matthew Morrison is a multi-hyphenate who is recognized for his work on stage and on screen, and has been nominated for a Tony, Emmy and two Golden Globe Awards. Morrison became a true household name when he was cast as a series regular on "Glee," starring as "Mr. Schuester," the director of the glee club. He most recently starred in "American Horror Story." He also has starred on Broadway in hits "Hairspray," "The Light In The Piazza," "South Pacific" and "Finding Neverland." Morrison has toured globally with his vast repertoire of music that encompasses his established career across television, stage and recordings.
ABOUT JOJO SIWA: JoJo Siwa is a global superstar, singer, television and film star, best-selling author and social media sensation. Siwa has more than 66 million followers on social media and more than 3.7 billion views on YouTube. She was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2020. She recently wrapped her first-ever concert tour with more than 130 shows, selling out arenas and becoming the youngest artist ever to headline and sell out the O2 Arena. Siwa also served as creative director and executive producer of the reality competition series "Siwa’s Dance Pop Revolution," on which she discovered the new pop group XOMG Pop! She recently was featured in "Dancing with the Stars," during which she made history as the first contestant to dance with a same-sex partner and earned a People’s Choice Award for Competition Contestant of 2021.
More great dancing, streaming (for free!) on Tubi
Howard High (2022): A modern-age "Bring It On," "Howard High" is an energetic teen musical that follows a high school performance group who must compete against a rival school in order to save their arts program. The crowd-pleasing film from "You Got Served" director Chris Stokes is inspired by his 2020 TV mini-series of the same name, which is also streaming on Tubi. With its talented cast of up-and-comers, "Howard High" shines a light on the challenges that school arts programs face in underfunded neighborhoods — all through the power of song and dance. "Howard High" is a Tubi Original. Rated TV-14. 102 minutes. Dir: Chris Stokes. Featuring: Chrissy Stokes, Veronika Bozeman, Lindsay Diann, Jarell Houston, Dylan Mooney.
The Real Dirty Dancing (2022): "So You Think You Can Dance" fave Stephen "tWitch" Boss hosts this unique reality dance competition, in which famous folks master (or attempt to master) legendary dances from the beloved movie. Will they have the time of their lives? You’ll have to get out of that corner and watch to find out. Reality competition series. Rated TV-14. One season streaming on Tubi.
Guys and Dolls (1955): There are many reasons to watch this classic movie musical, from the iconic costuming to the fabulous dance numbers, but two rise above the rest. First: It’s a chance to watch Vivian Blaine sniffle through the comic masterpiece "Adelaide’s Lament," a performance that repeatedly brought down the house when she originated the role on Broadway. Second, and even more importantly: Perhaps you, dear reader, will be the one to solve the mystery of why the folks at MGM decided to give Marlon Brando the singing role and Frank Sinatra the acting role. TV-PG. 159 minutes. Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Also featuring Jean Simmons and Stubby Kaye.
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