Megan Mullally will be guest judge on this week's 'So You Think You Can Dance'

megan-mullallyImage Credit: Kevin Parry/WireImageEmmy-winning actress Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) will be the guest judge on this week’s episodes of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance (Wed. and Thurs. at 8 p.m. ET/PT), joining permanent judges Nigel Lythgoe (also the show’s exec producer) and Mary Murphy. A longtime fan of the dance competition show — this reporter saw her in the audience of the Season 2 finale — Mullally has also starred in three big Broadway musicals: Grease in 1994 with Rosie O’Donnell, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in 1995 with Matthew Broderick, and Young Frankenstein in 2007 with Roger Bart.

Last year, So You Think You Can Dance featured three permanent judges (Lythgoe, choreographer Mia Michaels, and director Adam Shankman), but this season it is returning to its longstanding format of featuring two permanent judges with a rotating guest judge.

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  • RyRyNYC

    Yay! No Adam… or Mia… HOORAY!

    • stu

      Karen & Edith Bunker were the 2 biggest female commedy characters on tv.

  • graeme

    Yeah, SYTYCD is playing it very smart this season. The decision to do performances during the top 20 announcement was fantastic, the stage is smaller, bringing Mary back, and getting rid of Adam and Mia are all perfect decisions.

    • Nick T

      Yes! Otherwise I wouldn’t have watched the usually pointless countdown.

  • JPX

    Oh great, does this mean that we are going to held hostage by EW with non-stop coverage of this nonsense like EW did with the vapid DWTS? I was so relieved when that dumb show ended because coverage stopped taking up space on the homepage.

    • Fat Charlie

      No, EW will not be holding us hostage and forcing us to read their coverage of SYTYCD…

  • kate middleton

    I prefer 3 permanent judges for consistency’s sake, but I’m looking forward to seeing Megan!

    SO glad they brought back Mary (and ditched Mia as a judge). And I loved that they did performances last week during the Top 20 announcement. And really looking forward to the inclusion of All Stars later….shaping up to be a GREAT season!

  • Kate

    I agree, the only thing I wish is that they brought the staircase and the steps back. That gave some more stories the choreographers could tell and also gave Cat more places she could intro people from instead of just the stage and that weird go go dancer stage just behind the judges. I kind of liked when she was up the stairs and then looked down like the mother hen she is (which makes her my favorite host, especially when she starts to fight the judges for more constructive critism or calls them out on conflicting advice to a particular dancer)

    • Christina

      The old stage added a lot to the show. The stage they’ve had since season 6 is a bit cold. They definitely should go back to the old stage.

  • orville

    Awesome! I love this show so much. I’m glad that they’re bringing back the rotating 3rd judge this year. It’s always interesting to get an “outside” opinion. I hope that they don’t do too much repeating of the 3rd judge. Since Fox relented this past season and had a bit of cross-pollination between DWTS and Idol, maybe DWTS could return the favor and have Len, Bruno, or Carrie be one of the guest judges one week.

  • Mandy

    While I don’t think Mia was the best judge (she is by far the best choreographer and she will be missed in that capacity this season) I really don’t like Mary Murphy. She is irritating. I wouldn’t mind her every once in a while, but not permanent.

  • Julz

    Not of fan of Mullaly’s but maybe she’ll surprise me. I’m still loving the changes they are making to the show. Now if they would stop allowing Tyce to be a judge and bring back the original stage I’d be all set.

  • jasmine

    oh yeaa! tammy number 2 is back on tv!

  • l

    YAY Megan Mullally is awesome…its gonna be fun to watch!

  • MomC

    Glad to know Ms. Mullaly has the chops to actually judge the dancing. That episode with Ellen as a guest (stunt) judge was just terrible. No one who saw what she did on SYTYCD could have been surprised by her time on Idol.

  • googly eyes

    What does Megan have to contribute to comedy? JackieB obviously hasn’t seen Party Down or Childrens Hospital!

  • Pitt

    Really liking the tweaks to this season so far and looking forward to Megan Mullaly as guest judge.

  • Wendy

    I didn’t miss Mary Murphy’s strident cries of “hot tamale train!” last year at all, I have to say. Mia wasn’t my favourite judge – her head’s too far up her own arse, she talks too self-consciously, and she’s obviously biased in favour of certain boys – but I really liked Adam Shankman. Probably because he invariably commented on things I noticed, or put into words what I was feeling after a performance.

    I can’t wait to see Megan Mullaly’s take on the kids.

  • Elaine

    This has to be my favorite show of all time..I love to see the talent, I love to watch the routines come alive to great music, I love that they have gone back to original 20, w/the all stars at 10, (wasn’t a supporter of all stars last yr at the start) but realized quickly what it brought to the show. HATE Mia, love Nigel, Mary Adam, Tyce, Lil C, Nappytabs, Sonya, Travis, Wade Robson(and havnt heard anything about him this year, pls be there.) & all the others,yes love the rotating judges too..so excited!!

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