So You Think You Can Dance Canada cancelled

The Canadian version of So You Think You Can Dance has been cancelled after four seasons, and its producers and judges seem blindsided and surprised by that decision, which came after the fourth season ended on Sunday.

The Toronto Star reported that the cancellation “was met with shock by members of the cast and crew, who were still hearing the news,” adding that the CTV show “remained strong in the ratings this summer, averaging about a million viewers a week.”

Executive producer Sandra Faire told the paper, “This is the show I’ve loved the most and been the most passionate about. I’m very sad it’s been cancelled, for me and for the whole dance community.” Judge Tre Armstrong said, “I’m really upset because this was a passion of mine, this was my life. Canada really deserves this show still, we really want it. We still need it. The dancers across Canada still need this platform to shine. It really is such a horrible shame that it’s gone so quickly. Too quickly.”

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