'So You Think You Can Dance' Season 17: 5 things you need to know about FOX reality show
The famous dance competition is set to return in May after nearly three years off the screen with new judges
'So You Think You Can Dance' is back with its new season. The show follows a concept in which dancers trained in a range of genres compete in open auditions conducted in a number of major U.S. locations to exhibit their skills and advance through subsequent rounds of auditions that evaluate their ability to adapt to diverse styles. They compete for the votes of the television public, which, together with the judgment of a team of judges, determines which dancers move to the next level week after week until a victor is declared "America's favorite dancer."
The FOX reality show has won a total of nine Emmy Awards, including seven Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Choreography. Licensed versions of the show began broadcasting in August 2005 for broadcast markets in other countries, and hundreds of localized adaptations have since been made. With the show currently airing in 41 countries to date, here is all you need to know about 'So You Think You Can Dance' Season 17.
When does 'So You Think You Can Dance' Season 17 release and where can you watch it?
'So You Think You Can Dance' Season 17 premieres Wednesday, May 18 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), immediately following the Season Seven finale of 'The Masked Singer', on FOX.
What is 'So You Think You Can Dance' Season 17 all about?
According to FOX, "The upcoming season will feature highly skilled dancers between the ages of 18 and 30, showcasing their talents in various dance styles, including contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation, breaking, and more. Those who are selected to move on to the SYTYCD studio will work with world-renowned choreographers and compete each week in a variety of styles, with brand-new twists and turns introduced into the competition."
Who stars in 'So You Think You Can Dance' Season 17?
Stephen "tWitch" Boss, Emmy-, Tony-, and Golden Globe-nominated artist Matthew Morrison, and dancer, singer, and digital phenomenon JoJo Siwa will all return to the series as part of a new dynamic judging panel. Cat Deeley, a presenter, and novelist will reprise her role as host of the dancing competition series.
Who are the showrunners?
Co-creators Nigel Lythgoe, Jeff Thacker, Rosie Seitchik, Eli Holzman, and Aaron Saidman, on behalf of 19 Entertainment, executive produce the series. Seitchik will also be the showrunner.
You can watch the trailer on the FOX official site.