Mia Michaels replacing Mary Murphy as SYTYCD judge

Less than a year after basically quitting So You Think You Can Dance, Mia Michaels now has a permanent spot as a judge. That means Mia is replacing Mary Murphy, who Nigel Lythgoe previously said will work as a choreographer this season and will occasionally return as a guest judge.

But Mary isn’t even mentioned in Fox’s press release about the judges, which says “Emmy Award-winning choreographer Mia Michaels and acclaimed director and choreographer Adam Shankman will return to So You Think You Can Dance as the series’ resident judges.”

Nigel’s press release quote also suggests this is yet another shake-up for the new season: “Mia’s outspoken approach combined with Adam’s passion will definitely add a fresh new chemistry to the panel.”

Of course, his crusty old self will still be on the panel.

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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