SYTYCD not cancelled; eighth season will include all-stars, top 20, maybe Mary Murphy

So You Think You Can Dance will return next summer for an eighth season, despite idiotic rumors that it’s been cancelled, and its format will be a hybrid of last summer’s new format and the previous structure, according to its head judge and executive producer, Nigel Lythgoe.

Responding to a ridiculous rumor that the show has been cancelled (Nigel says that’s “a LIE”), he wrote on Twitter that the show will be “Back next year with both a Top 20 and the #AllStars.”

Nigel previously mentioned those format changes when he admitted last season’s problems and said he’d undo some of season seven’s changes.

One of its biggest changes was dropping Mary Murphy as a judge and choreographer, and replacing her with icy Mia Michaels and annoying Adam Shankman. But last month, Mary said during a panel discussion with the touring company of Burn The Floor that she was negotiating to return to the show full-time next summer.

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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