After enduring the cruelest cut, the remaining Top 10 dancers have been separated from their previous partners and reteamed with the all-stars.
Adding to the night's excitement is How I Met Your Mother's Neil Patrick Harris sitting in as guest judge. Not only does he have a Broadway background, but he's also the star of Joss Whedon's musical web series, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, directed a production of the rock musical Rent at the Hollywood Bowl and won an Emmy for his guest-starring role as Bryan Ryan on Glee.
Josh Gomez and Zachary Levi
No amount of five-dollar footlongs will extend Chuck beyond its final, 13-episode season this fall. But series co-creator Chris Fedak tells TVGuide.com that knowing this is the end gives them the opportunity to wrap up its stories in a satisfying way for their loyal, sandwich-filled fans.
At the end of Season 4, we saw Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) finally tie the knot, purchase the Buy More and start their own freelance spy agency. Meanwhile, pal Morgan (Joshua Gomez) got a surprise when he slid on some shades meant for Chuck and accidentally uploaded the Intersect. "You have the skeleton of a new show," Fedak says. So, what's next? Will Chuck and Co. get a happy ending? Read on:
Nigel Lythgoe , Mary Murphy, Jesse Tyler Ferguson
"I'm celebrating these Emmy nominations by working," says Nigel Lythgoe, whose shows American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance received 18 Emmy nominations between them Thursday morning. "I'm about to go on [television] to talk about National Dance Day. And then tonight there's the taping of So You Think You Can Dance when I crush two dancers' dreams and send them home." Thursday's episode will also include the reveal of which all-stars will be returning to pair up with the remaining Top 10.
Only a dozen dancers remain for this critical performance show, which determines the Top 10 competitors who will get to go on tour. The lucky hoofers will also get paired up with the All-Stars, who have yet to be named.
Tonight's guest judge is Jesse Tyler Ferguson of ABC's Modern Family. Wait, he has dance cred? Well, he has a Broadway background and originated the role of Leaf Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Your trivia for the day. Choreographer Sonya Tayeh is also on the judges' panel. Like last week's Travis Wall, I'd prefer her choreographing something for me to watch, but I am curious to see what her critiquing style is.
The dancers have to perform two routines each tonight, which we can't even imagine having to learn in the space of a week. Let's see how they did:
Former 7th Heaven star David Gallagher will make a supernatural return to The CW.
The actor will play a werewolf named Ray Sutton on the first two episodes of The Vampire Diaries this fall, TVLine reports. And since nothing runs smoothly in the fang-centric drama, he'll of course encounter trouble in the form of Klaus (Joseph Morgan) while in Tennessee. Only two episodes? Let's hope he doesn't meet an untimely end!
Hawaii Five-0 has added another woman's touch to its upcoming season.
Happy Town actress Lauren German will play a former Homeland Security officer who joins the elite task force in Season 2 as a series regular, TVGuide.com has confirmed. TVLine first reported the news.
Carmen Electra is the celebrity guest judge tonight, but we didn't realize she had dance experience beyond the Pussycat Dolls. Apparently, she trained in ballet and modern dance. Choreographer (and So You Think You Can Dance alum) Travis Wall also joined the judges' panel tonight. Although I'm happy to hear his insights, I'm bummed he won't be choreographing any routines.
Last week we lost Miranda and Robert after their uneven Broadway performance, and it remains to be seen tonight who will surprise and who will fall short. Let's get down to it: