In excellent news for those who appreciate high-quality reality TV competitions and/or love watching incredible dancing, Fox has renewed So You Think You can Dance for a 16th season, which will air this summer.
Auditions begin next month, but the judging panel has not been announced. The show’s host, Cat Deely, also wasn’t mentioned in the press release.
In 2017, though, the show returned to basics, bringing back Mary Murphy as a judge and adding Vanessa Hudgens.
For season 15, Stephen “tWitch” Boss joined as a fourth judge.
The focus on outstanding, mind-blowing choreography and dancing, rather than reality TV shenanigans, returned it to being broadcast TV’s best competition series.
And last year, host and executive produce Nigel Lythgoe showed how much he’s grown and changed when a Drag Race star auditioned.
Auditions are next month, with “selected dancers” invited to audition in New York, Dallas, and L.A. before moving on to audition in front of the judges later this spring.
The first deadline is soon: Jan. 27.
Once again, the show is casting people age 18 to 30. Dancers can apply at soyouthinkyoucandance2019season16.castingcrane.com.
Executive producer and judge Nigel Lythgoe will presumably be returning as a judge, as he was quoted in Fox’s press release:
“I am thrilled that we have been picked up by FOX for Season 16. … This allows us to shine the spotlight once again on the incredible choreographic and dance talent across the United States as we search for America’s favorite dancer.”
Fox’s reality TV executive, Rob Wade, said in a statement:
“Each season, the talent on So you Think You Can Dance reaches new levels and continues to create the most incredible routines. The hard work and passion that goes into each performance is awe-inspiring. We can’t wait to see what Season 16 has in store and look forward to bringing you a new crop of incredible, inspired and inspiring dancers.”