So You Think You Can Dance by Kelsey McNeal/Fox So You Think You Can Dance by Kelsey McNeal/Fox

It earned a quartet of Emmy nods this year and rules its pair of time slots in all key demos, so of course Fox has invited So You Think You Can Dance to shake what its momma gave it a fifth time.

"We're delighted," Mike Darnell, Fox's president of alternative entertainment, said in making the announcement. "Fox is very lucky to have television's preeminent performance competitions in American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance, and it's no coincidence that creator and executive producer Simon Fuller and executive producer and judge Nigel Lythgoe have been a part of both these successes."

Lythgoe, partly due to the success of Dance, will be scaling back his day-to-day involvement with Idol this winter; see related story.

Dance's two-night, four-hour season finale airs this Wednesday and Thursday, starting at 8 pm/ET.