America’s Best Dance Crew cancelled

Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew, also known as ABDC, or RJPABDC to fans of awkward acronyms, has been cancelled by MTV after seven seasons.

The seventh season of the dance crew competition concluded in June, but MTV only announced the cancellation today, saying in a statement to the media,

“We are grateful to Randy Jackson and Warner Horizon for having brought our audience seven amazing seasons of dance with ‘ABDC,’ and look forward to more successful and dynamic entertaining collaborations in the future.”

Homorazzi has collected videos of the best 10 dances from the show’s first three seasons, according to an MTV special that aired at the time. The best dance came from season one winner Jabbawockeez:

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