Look out, Ellen DeGeneres: Adam Shankman is stealing your thunder.
"We're going to have a third resident judge now. Adam Shankman is going to come and join us," So You Think You Can Dance judge Nigel Lythgoe told TVGuide.com.
Shankman, a director (Hairspray, A Walk to Remember), producer (17 Again, Bedtime Stories) and choreographer, has been guest judging on So You Think You Can Dance since season 3. Back in June, Shankman kicked off a Twitter campaign asking fans for support to secure him a permanent spot at the judges' table.
Nigel Lythgoe invites Idol's Paula Abdul to Dance
What does this mean for Paula Abdul's chances of coming on the show?
Fall means the start of a new TV season and for the first time ever, the start of a new season of So You Think You Can Dance. Just five weeks after wrapping up Season 5, Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy & Co. are back Wednesday (8/7c, Fox) in search of Jeanine Mason's successor. "I think it's good for our fans that absolutely go through withdrawal and write me by the thousands: "Oh, I can't believe it's over! I can't wait 'til next summer,'" Murphy tells TVGuide.com. "So it's for those fans we're back and hopefully we'll pick up some new fans." And perhaps a new judge too in Paula Abdul? Get the latest from Murphy and see which familiar face will return.
Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe
It's that time again! So You Think You Can Dance premieres Thursday, May 21 (8 pm/ET, Fox) with a new crop of aspiring talent. Judges Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe stopped by to chat with Matt Mitovich about what's new this season — including new styles from South Africa and Australia — and what they won't touch. Plus, Mary dishes on which audition city had the most beautiful pool of hopefuls, and which over-the-top auditioner is back again.
It's not quite time to get the ear plugs out yet: Mary Murphy won't be back to judge So You Think You Can Dance until May 2009. But, in the meantime, we caught up with the conductor of her own "hot tamale train" at the 2009 Dance auditions in Brooklyn, NY. There, Mary told TVGuide.com that she has really high hopes for the new season.
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So You Think You Can Dance by Kelsey McNeal/Fox
As we gear up for the biggest and truest reality extravaganza of the summer, the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, a few thoughts on my other favorite competition of TVs off-season: Foxs So You Think You Can Dance, which wrapped its fourth season Thursday night with a smashing display of dancing versatility, flexibility, passion and unabashed emotion that puts the summers other reality contests (including the cheesy-beyond-belief Americas Got Talent) to shame.Now this is how you produce a finale. First, reprise the greatest hits from the seasondid anyone else notice how many numbers Katee was asked to recreate, making me think she probably would have been the judges pick. She certainly was mine. Kudos for rewarding her a surprise $50,000 bonus for being the top-ranked female. (Making me even more OK with Joshua winning; that charmer was my runner-up.) The Bollywood number rocked. The pas de deux was near perfection. The door routine sizzled.Also enjoyed s...
So You Think You Can Dance judge Mary Murphy on Monday night spoke with TVGuidecom about finale week the dancer who has surprised her most and much moreMore fresh Dance videos149 Dance Boss Nigel Judges the Final Four149 Cat Deeley Says Dance Champ Is a Very Close Callbull Dances Wade Robson Previews a Finale Surprise
Mary Murphy weighs in (quietly!) on Dance's big twist, and gives Matt Mitovich her take on Jessica's injury. Will the former finalist be ready for the tour?
Mary Murphy by Kelsey McNeal/Fox
She's known around the world for her laugh, but Mary Murphy's raucous antics belie an intensity of focus and passion that's easily missed behind her hollering. The So You Think You Can Dance judge is watching the show's hopefuls even more closely than her twice-weekly comments may reveal, plus she's got a few tricks up her sleeve beyond the Dance cameras. With a professional dance career behind her, a shrinking waistline thanks to her new Latin dance workout routine and a surge in her fame (or notoriety, depending on who you ask), Murphy may soon not only be calling the shots with her fellow judges, but also on movie sets, sit-coms and more.... And no, Hey, Mary is not in the works.
Speaking with TVGuide.com, Murphy opened up about what she sees not only in the future for SYTYCD's remaining dancers, but also fo
For like a millisecond I thought SYTYCD was taking a break this week I think they did it last year and with Independence Day just around the corner I thought that might be the case this week Arent you glad this is on my season pass Well I dont have TiVo but its on the equivalent of my season pass And Im also glad each pair got to dance two styles tonight I always like it when they start mixing it upBut before we get to our lovely couples can I make some comments about Cats dress You know I love her Her hair Gorgeous Her makeup Loved it Her dress boo Actually I take that back It would have been perfect if those strange little bowties had been ripped off Cats stylist are you listeningAnd now Im ready to talk about the dancingJessica and WillFirst dance The Jive choreographed by Tony Meredith Melanie LaPatinTabitha Napoleon hereafter known as TN Great way to kick off tonights show Feels the fig
Tonight was the season finale of SYTYCD and we found out the winner.The top 20 dancers were back to perform group numbers and some of their best individual routines. There were few surprises in store for us during this two-hour episode.The show opened with Tyces take on a routine from The Lion King. It was great to see the top 20 all back together; it was also great to finally see a Broadway number done right. Broadway numbers really cannot be done without 10 or more people. We were also treated to group dance routines by the top eight and 10.We were then treated to the routines that the choreographers wanted to see again. These routines, in order of performance, were:Mary: Pasha and Lauren Shanes TransformerNigel: Hok and Jamie Wades Hummingbird and FlowerJean-Marc: Dom and SabraAdam: Sara and Neil discoWade: Lacey and Danny Dmitrys sambaShane: Sara and Pasha Benjis West Coast swingTyce: Danny and Anya fox-trot...