Cat Deeley Returns as Host, and Who Judges Season 17?

At least one thing doesn’t change when So you think you can dance returns after nearly three years: his host.

Cat Deeley returns as host (the role she has had since Season 2) when The Fox Dance Competition premieres Wednesday, May 18 at 9/8c, after the masked singer Season 7 finale. (Episodes will be available after their linear airings on FOX’s free streaming platform, Tubi, as well as Fox Now, Hulu and On Demand.) Joining her in season 17 as judges – the co -creator Nigel Lythgoe announced in March that he would not be returning to that title — are SYTYCD contestant and All-Star Stephen “tWitch” Boss, actor, dancer and singer-songwriter Matthew Morrison, and dancer, singer and digital sensation JoJo Siwa.

Courtesy of Stephen “tWitch” Boss; Matthew Morrison; JoJo Siwa

In the new version of the series, highly skilled dancers between the ages of 18 and 30 will show their talents in various dance styles, including contemporary dance, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation and dance. breaking. Those selected to move to the SYTYCD studio will work with world-renowned choreographers and compete weekly in a variety of styles, and the competition will include brand new twists.

In his 16 seasons to date, So you think you can dance was nominated for 71 Emmy Awards and won 17, including Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Costume Design, as well as Outstanding Lighting Design awards.

So you think you can dance comes from 19 Entertainment and MRC from Industrial Media. The series is produced by Lythgoe, Jeff Thacker, Rosie Seitchik, Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman on behalf of 19 Entertainment. Seitchik will also serve as showrunner.

So you think you can danceSeason 17 premiere, Wednesday, May 18, 9/8c, Fox

Colleen D. Ervin