2009 was a year chock-full of “So You Think You Can Dance“… for the producers, judges and crew especially. Since FOX decided to try a fall season of the traditionally summer-only series, there wasn’t a single “SYTYCD”-free month, with auditions beginning in January, season 5 airing through August and season 6 bowing in September.
But if executive producer/judge Nigel Lythgoe has his way, that won’t happen again.
Speaking to reporters backstage after Wednesday’s (Dec. 9) results show, Lythgoe said twice a year was too much and that he’d prefer to go back to airing just once.
However, Lythgoe was also quite clear about the fact that no official decision has been made as of yet — it’s far too early for FOX to be making fall scheduling moves (though ratings for the fall edition haven’t been as good as the summer run). But seeing as how season 7 auditions start in January, we’re thinking Lythgoe will get his way.
The summer edition of the show is for sure happening. But don’t expect the train to keep moving past August.
Said Lythgoe, “We’re already exhausted.”
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