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The Real Reason Why ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ is Not On This Summer

JoJo Siwa, Stephen "tWitch" Boss, and Leah Remini on the 'So You Think You Can Dance' judging panelPhoto by: Ray Mickshaw/FOX

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In a surprising turn of events, FOX has dropped a bombshell on dance enthusiasts by excluding the beloved reality competition show, So You Think You Can Dance, from its summer 2023 schedule. The absence of this dance extravaganza has left fans wondering about the fate of their favorite show. Speculations about its cancellation have been circulating, but what is the real reason behind this decision?


Why SYTYCD Will Not Air This Summer

FOX recently announced its summer lineup, unveiling a slate of original programming that includes popular shows like Crime Scene Kitchen, Beat Shazam, Don’t Forget The Lyrics, Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars, and MasterChef. However, noticeably missing from the schedule is the iconic dance competition that has captivated audiences for years.

One might wonder why FOX would sideline a show that has consistently delivered entertainment, showcased incredible talent, and garnered a dedicated fan base. The answer may lie in a combination of factors that have contributed to the network’s decision.

First and foremost, the ratings of the previous season were not as stellar as expected. Despite a devoted following, SYTYCD struggled to attract a broader audience, resulting in lower viewership numbers.


Another significant factor that may have swayed the network’s choice is the unfortunate passing of one of the show’s beloved judges, Stephen “tWitch” Boss. As a prominent figure in the world of dance and entertainment, tWitch’s absence has undoubtedly left a void in the hearts of both fans and the production team.

Additionally, the financial aspect cannot be overlooked. Last season, FOX opted to produce the show on a more cost-effective scale by eliminating live episodes. This decision, although necessary for budgetary reasons, could have affected the overall production value and viewer engagement.

The Show May Still Air in The Future

It is however important to note that this absence from the summer schedule does not necessarily mark the end of the dance extravaganza. FOX has left the door open for “additional summer programming” to be announced, potentially indicating a future return for the show.


In the meantime, dance enthusiasts will have to find alternative ways to fulfill their passion for movement and creativity. It’s also a chance for aspiring dancers to focus on honing their skills and preparing for future opportunities, be it on SYTYCD or other platforms.

While the absence of SYTYCD from the summer schedule may disappoint fans, it’s essential to remember that change often brings new possibilities. The decision made by FOX to exclude the show this season might be the catalyst for a fresh and exciting chapter in the series.

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Anonymous
Anonymous
10 months ago

I absolutely love the show – every single season – even last year. It’s my favorite show of all time. Please bring back SYTYCD in 2024!

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 months ago

Please being this show back. It’s my favorite. Just get credible judges that understand dance. Cat Deely should be the host. She’s wonderful.

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 months ago

I’m glad it’s not going to be on! Last season was horrible! A JOKE! If it comes back they should go back to how they used to do it and get some decent judges, Twitch was the only credible judge last season may he RIP.

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 months ago

Last season was a bomb,dud blame the producers.Need to go back to the old format.With credible judges. Rest in peace Twitch.

Bunhead Barbie
Bunhead Barbie
9 months ago

It felt like last season the producers held the show down and beat it to death. WHAT were they thinking? New network, please, that respects its viewership.

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 months ago

Needs decent judges, and Cat needs to be the host..Go back to the old format..When something is good, why change it..

Tracey
Tracey
7 months ago

Please bring this show back in 2024 but without JoJo Siwa. She knows NOTHING about dance. Please bring the old format and Cat Deely back as well.

Jason Sloane
Jason Sloane
7 months ago

Last season was so so horrible. Jojo Siwa, a teenager, was supposed to judge accomplished street dancers and graduates of Juliard?! She was so irritating. tWitch (RIP) was the only good thing. Bring back Nigel & Mary Murphy & Cat Deeley. Miss the show. Hope it comes back for the summer if ‘24, all rested and refreshed with new, hungry contestants.

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 months ago

The last season was 100% aweful compared to every other seasons. Bring back the original format. Actual dancers who want a chance at becoming professional. We want quality back.

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 months ago

how about the bad judges like jojo siwa/I stopped watching because of her inane comments

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