Fox has renewed So You Think You Can Dance for a 12th season, and it’s getting a sparkly new outfit for the occasion. READ FULL STORY
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With no surprise to fans or judges, 18-year-old Ricky Ubeda was named the winner of season 11 of So You Think You Can Dance Wednesday night. EW was the first to talk to Ricky and the judges about his win.
“I am in complete shock,” the Miami native said. “I knew this was possible, but for it to actually happen is unreal… I just graduated high school. I don’t know what my real life is yet. This is real life I guess, and it doesn’t feel like it.” READ FULL STORY
The time has come America! After a summer of kicks, tricks, taps, and lots of pirouettes, the votes are in and a new favorite dancer has been crowned!
After two seasons with two winners, last week’s performance finale feature the final four—Jessica, Valerie, Ricky, and Zack—giving it their all for the chance to be the last single dancer standing. Tonight they could relax a little bit as guest judges Adam Shankman, Debbie Allen, Jenna Dewan Tatum, and Tara Lipinski joined the entire top 20 for a spectacular retrospective ending. So, who is America’s favorite dancer…?
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'So You Think You Can Dance': Mary, Nigel and Cat on the new season, how the dancers are getting smarter, and more
So, you think you know what you can expect on the new season of So You Think You Can Dance? Think again.
“I think people have actually got it and they understand that they have to do something different,” host Cat Deeley told EW at the Los Angeles auditions in March. Hollywood marked the final audition city for season 11 of the hit summer franchise and, unlike in previous seasons, will also serve as the callback location replacing Las Vegas.
“At least they’re going somewhere!” judge Mary Murphy joked. After more than a decade on the air, expectations are higher for everyone involved. “Some cities, we were very picky with our tickets,” Murphy said. “After so many seasons, we know what we want to see and we want to see unique and we want to see something new.”
You won’t see Emmy-nominated So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Sonya Tayeh back on set for the rest of season 10 — she’s in New York in full rehearsals for The Last Goodbye, a Romeo and Juliet-based rock musical directed by Alex Timbers that’ll open in San Diego this fall. But she and her giant earrings will surely still be there in hot-blooded, aggressive spirit. EW spoke to Tayeh, known for her intense, demanding training process and “combat jazz” dance style, about what’s been “overall a really emotionally connected season.” Every one of the six remaining dancers, Tayeh said, “were so in touch — and out. It was pretty f*cking beautiful.”
Tayeh raved about her first dance for the season — a contemporary with two of the Top 6, Fik-Shun and Amy Yakima (pictured). “They fell in love with each other from the beginning,” she said. “Amy is just one of the most reliable dancers I’ve ever met in my life. She’s the one where I’m literally like, ‘Oh, I’ll just sit so cozily in my chair because I have full trust that you’re gonna kick this sh*t out, like so hard, all the time.’ She’s just bonkers to me. She’s who I would wanna be if I was a dancer her age.” READ FULL STORY
So You Think You Can Dance winner Jeanine Mason has scored a role in the upcoming Delirium pilot for Fox.
Mason joins a cast playing lead character Lena’s (Emma Roberts) party animal best friend, Hana, in the book-based pilot about a world in which love is treated as a disease known as Deliria. Per a character description, Hana is described as a “party animal” and “an apparently flirty girl who lives next door to Julian Fineman and enjoys messing with his head.” But it is teased that Hana may “ultimately less rebellious than she appears.”
Mason was most recently seen on ABC Family’s Bunheads and is best known for winning the fifth season of So You Think You Can Dance.
Get on your dancing shoes, the 10th season of So You Think You Can Dance will premiere Tuesday May 14 at 8 p.m. on Fox.
Guest judges for the audition rounds will include Minnie Driver, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, and Adam Shankman.
And if you want to show the world you can shake what your mama gave you, there are still two more auditions in Memphis on March 14 and in Los Angeles on March 22. For added incentive, Jesse Tyler Ferguson will be the guest judge in Los Angeles, Wayne Brady in Memphis.
Who’s excited to see what Mary Murphy does next?
‘So You Think You Can Dance': Mia Michaels previews tonight’s tribute episode to her
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Fox is bringing back summer competition series So You Think You Can Dance for a 10th round.
Despite ratings drops the past couple years, the network is moving forward with another edition of the Emmy-winning series, with auditions starting next month. The show averaged 6.8 million viewers and about a 2.6 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic last summer.
No word yet on whether the show will shake up its judges panel. The audition episodes typically have mix-and-matched judges and guests in each city, so Fox might not have to make a firm decision on that front until the live shows air in the summer. The ninth season had host Cat Deeley and judges Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and guests.
In other reality news, CBS’ new competition series The Job will debut Friday, Feb. 8. In the show, five job-seekers compete each week in challenges before a panel of executives for a dream job at a prestigious company.
After a two week hiatus, tonight’s Top 14 episode of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance returns and tributes a very special lady: the show’s most prolific choreographer, Mia Michaels. The three-time Emmy winner will be feted for the entire two hours, as the seven pairs of dancers remaining will each perform one of her classic dances from previous seasons — everything from her famous “Bench” dance to “The Butt Piece.”
“They contacted me, and they were like, ‘We have an idea. We want this to happen,'” Michaels tells EW about how the episode came together. “It was quite an honor, and I was like, ‘Let’s do this.’ It’s definitely turning out to be one of my most favorite seasons, especially now because I’ve had a personal attachment to the dancers now that are doing this work. It’s really cool.”
In addition to Michaels’ seven most memorable dances being performed — all of which are previewed below by Michaels, with embedded videos of the original performances — the choreographer has also constructed the night’s group number, which will feature all the dancers. “It has the potential to be one of my favorites. Hopefully it will be,” Michaels says of tonight’s group piece. “For me, the piece is about the long-distance relationship I’m in right now. I have been for the past two years, with someone who is the most amazing man. The problem is the long distance, and it’s very difficult in this space. So the stage is filled with so much love, almost like, it’s Prince Charming everywhere. But there’s ropes involved, and the rope represents the only connection we have, which is the telephone. The girls are tied up by one arm, so they can’t fully love with both arms because they’re stuck because of the distance.”
While you can enjoy that new rope-heavy group number tonight, you’ll also be able to look forward to new interpretations of these seven classic Mia Michaels dances — “The Door,” “The Bed,” “Time,” “Gravity,” and three more — which she reveals and delves into here with EW:
SPOILER ALERT: Finally! Twenty dazzling dancers have made it to “Los Ange-leese”! EW sat in the audience Monday night for the taping of the performance show. Your Top 20 are listed after the break — but first, some odds and ends from on the scene: READ FULL STORY
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