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Fox Cancels SYTYCD Results Show – Big Changes Coming

In case you’re not an avid Twitter follower of Nigel (@dizzyfeet) you might have missed some of Nigel’s tweets today that talk about some big changes that will be coming to SYTYCD 2012. Here are the tweets from Nigel Lythgoe:


Of course, I’m a little intrigued and a bit shocked that the results show has been cancelled. It will take some time for me to process this idea and think of whether this is a really good or bad thing. There’s no doubt that SYTYCD hasn’t done what Fox would like it to do and if this next season wasn’t good then I wouldn’t be surprised if SYTYCD is cancelled all together. So, I guess it makes sense for Fox to cancel the results show as a preliminary step.

My gut feeling says that this could be a good thing. If done right it could bring new life into SYTYCD. Change is not always good, but if done right it can be great. One thing that I think I’ll miss most from the results shows is the group dance. Those group dances were some of the best dances that SYTYCD put together. They were always fun and exciting. I hope Nigel and Fox find a way to somehow incorporate the group dances still.

Another interesting thing is how “dancing for your life” will work. To be honest, it never really felt like they were dancing for their life. At least not since SYTYCD season 2 where I may have just been uninformed to how it was really working. I can only think of once or twice when the “dancing for your life” may have made any real impact on the judges. They basically already know who they want to have leave most of the time.

I’m sure I’m missing other things, but wanted to get this out there to hear your thoughts.


I love when Nigel says British things like “series” as opposed to “season”. I’d love to hear from anyone that plans to go to the SYTYCD Auditions in Atlanta.


I’m optimistic like Nigel. Fox really has been great to keep SYTYCD around for 9 seasons. As I said above, they need to breathe some new life into SYTYCD or it will be cancelled, so I say let’s swing for the fences. 9 seasons is great for a TV show, but I definitely would like another 9 seasons of SYTYCD!

My best suggestion for Nigel Lythgoe and Mike Darnell is to search for more unpolished dancers that we can see become polished over the arc of the series. Mix that with some tremendous dancers and we’ll have another great season.

January 1, 2012 I Written By

Just call me Charlie...but where are my angels?

So You Think You Can Dance Renewed for 2012 (Season 9)

It was announced today that Fox has chosen to pickup up SYTYCD for another season in 2012. Here’s the tweet from Nigel:

FOX has picked up #SYTYCD for it’s 9th season, it was announced today by Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox. [HOORAY]

@dizzyfeet

Nigel Lythgoe

That’s right, this will be So You Think You Can Dance season 9. Pretty awesome that it’s been around so long and that is was renewed after SYTYCD Canada was cancelled. While I don’t think the ratings have been as strong as they’d like, the show does have a really strong loyal following. Although, I’m not sure that we’ll get a SYTYCD season 10 in 2013 if the ratings for SYTYCD 2012 aren’t better than they were this year. The tone of Nigel’s tweet shows his excitement for the renewal which to me says renewal of SYTYCD wasn’t a sure thing. Maybe Nigel and the SYTYCD producers should take a look at some suggestions to improve SYTYCD.

October 6, 2011 I Written By

Just call me Charlie...but where are my angels?