FOX has just announced that the fourth season of So You Think You Can Dance, the network’s American Idol-like search for the country’s top dancer, will return on Thursday, May 22 with a two-hour season premiere. Two-hour editions of the series will run on Wednesdays and Thursdays through June 5.
So You Think You Can Dance‘s third season delivered solid ratings last summer, prompting the network to announce that it has renewed the competitive reality series for another run. Similar to last season, So You Think You Can Dance‘s upcoming season will follow a mixture of contestants, ranging from unknown street dancers to winners of national championships as they contend for stardom. With nationwide auditions similar to the premise of American Idol, participants have to work their way through a rigorous audition process, and, over the course of the show, are assigned different dance styles and partners each week to test their versatility.
Joining So You Think You Can Dance in Fox’s summer reality programming lineup will be fresh episodes of The Moment of Truth. The Moment of Truth will serve as a lead-in for So You Think You Can Dance, filling in the 8/7c hour, followed by the dance program’s one-hour results show at 9/8c.
Newcomer When Women Rule the World also makes its debut this summer, kicking off its first episode on Monday, May 26, before landing its regular timeslot at 8/7c. This show will now serve as a lead-in for repeat episodes of the police procedural series Bones at 9/8c.
Tuesday nights, on the other hand, will feature reruns of House at 8/7c with the new season of Hell’s Kitchen, which premiers on April 1, continuing at 9/8c. Rounding out the network’s summer slate will be movies on Friday nights, mainstays Cops and America’s Most Wanted on Saturdays, and repeat episodes of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? and its animated quartet, consisting of The Simpsons, King of the Hill, Family Guy, and American Dad, on Sundays.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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