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Fox Renews “So You Think You Can Dance?”

Surprising no one, Fox has renewed its hit summer reality series So You Think You Can Dance? for a fifth season.  In announcing the renewal, Fox’s President of Alternative Entertainment, Mike Darnell said, “We’re delighted to have DANCE back for a fifth season next year. 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.”  The full press release follows after the jump.

The full press release is included below.

FOX TROTS INTO SEASON FIVE OF SMASH SERIES “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE”

FOX has ordered a fifth season of the summer’s hottest show, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. Created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe, the original dance competition follows amateur dancers as they compete in everything from Hip-Hop, Krumping and Popping to Salsa, Quickstep and Jive to be named America’s favorite dancer.

FOX’s President of Alternative Entertainment, Mike Darnell said, “We’re delighted to have DANCE back for a fifth season next year. 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.”

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE’s Wednesday and Thursday telecasts rank among the summer’s Top 5 regular programs in Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 and rank No. 1 in their respective time periods among all key demos. The two-night, four-hour Season Four finale airs Wednesday, Aug. 6 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, Aug. 7 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

The winner will join the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Live Tour 2008, which kicks off Saturday, Sept. 20 in Tacoma, WA. Tickets, now on sale, are available through Ticketmaster. For more information as well as a full list of tour cities and dates, visit www.fox.com/dance.

Recently nominated for four 2007 Primetime Emmy Awards, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and comes from 19 Entertainment Ltd. and Dick Clark Productions. It is executive-produced by Simon Fuller, Nigel Lythgoe and Barry Adelman.

About 19 Entertainment

The 19 Group of Companies was founded by Simon Fuller in 1985 and has achieved over 40 No. 1 singles and 15 No. 1 albums. Fuller also has an impressive tally of over 60 Top-40 albums and 170 Top-40 singles in the U.K. alone. Fuller created and managed the Spice Girls, who became a global phenomenon under his guidance, selling over 38 million albums. In 1998, Fuller’s 19 launched S Club 7, which has sold 10 million CDs worldwide, while its three television series have consistently topped children’s viewing figures, reaching 104 countries. In 2001, Simon Fuller’s 19TV created and produced the television phenomenon “Pop Idol” and in 2002, AMERICAN IDOL. “Pop Idol” launched the singing careers of Will Young and Gareth Gates in the U.K., while AMERICAN IDOL did the same for Carrie Underwood, Fantasia Barrino, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Hicks, David Cook, Jordin Sparks and Ruben Studdard in the United States. 19 Entertainment produces the FOX summer hit SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE along with Dick Clark Productions.

About Dick Clark Productions

Founded in 1957, Dick Clark Productions has grown to become a leading independent producer of a wide range of TV programming for broadcast/cable networks, distributors and advertisers. The Company has produced thousands of shows and specials in all genres and for all day parts, including such perennial hits as “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” the “American Music Awards,” the “Golden Globe Awards,” the “Bloopers” specials and series, the “Daytime Emmy Awards,” the “Academy of Country Music Awards” and the recent “Disney’s American Teacher Awards,” among others. The Company also is a leading creator of award-winning communications experiences from live events and meetings to integrated marketing programs for major corporations.

Source: Fox

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  • PerformingArtsFan

    MIke Darnell needs to talk with the sports division of Fox since his “preeminent performance competition” final dance show of the season was bumped for a pre-season sports game.

  • PerformingArtsFan

    MIke Darnell needs to talk with the sports division of Fox since his “preeminent performance competition” final dance show of the season was bumped for a pre-season sports game.