Pun intended -- Zooey Deschanel will be the first celebrity guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance season 9. When will she appear?
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According to a report from Zap2It
, Zooey Deschanel will be present for the So You Think You Can Dance
200th episode on Wednesday, June 27.
This timing means that Zooey Deschanel will have a say in the So You Think You Can Dance
season 9 Top 20 dancers, slated to be chosen in the episode. While the actress doesn't have much in the way of dance credentials -- other than those Siri commercials, of course -- she has done more than just be silly on New Girl
. Deschanel has performed in the jazz cabaret act, If All the Stars Were Pretty Babies
, and as half of the musical act, She & Him. In May, 2012, Loretta Lynn announced that Zooey Deschanel would star in a Broadway musical adaptation of her autobiography, Coal Miner's Daughter
So she kind of has credentials.
More importantly, at least for the show and for the network, Zooey Deschanel is a big name at the moment. Deschanel's starring role in the FOX comedy New Girl
has brought in a lot of press -- and several award nominations, including a nod for the Golden Globe best comedy actress award. This appearance thus follows in the footsteps of previous guest judges like Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family
), Kristin Chenoweth (Glee
, Pushing Daisies
) and Christina Applegate (Up All Night
).Click here to check out our recap of the So You Think You Can Dance Vegas auditions
As a judge, Zooey Deschanel will have to assist Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy in choosing a slate of 20 dancers out of the 35 performers who made it through the So You Think You Can Dance
season 9 Vegas callbacks.
Will she be any good? Are we headed for dancing disaster? How do you feel about the guest judges anyway? Leave your comments below!(Images courtesy of FOX)