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Why was So You Think You Can Dance Cancelled?

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So You Think You Can Dance is an American reality television dance competition show that airs on Fox in the United States and is the flagship series of the international So You Think You Can Dance television franchise.

It was created by American Idol producers Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and is produced by 19 Entertainment and Dick Clark Productions.

The series premiered on July 20, 2005, with over ten million viewers and ended the summer season as the top-rated show on television.

The first season was hosted by American news personality Lauren Sánchez. Since the second season, it has been hosted by English former children’s television personality and game show emcee Cat Deeley.

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Why was So You Think You Can Dance Cancelled?

“So You Think You Can Dance” was originally supposed to air its 17th season in 2020, but Fox and the show’s producers had to scrap those plans over health concerns.

“Production on Season 17 of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ will not be moving forward due to health and governmental restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Fox said in a June 18, 2020 statement.

“As a result, while we were looking forward to its return this summer, we cannot meet the standards we’ve set for viewers and contestants in light of the show’s unique format, intricate production schedule, and limited time.”

 

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