The Wrap’s Josef Adalian writes that at the So You Think You Can Dance live results show tonight, executive producer Nigel Lythgoe told audience member’s during the warm-up that the twice a year back to back season format is too much for him.
According to Adalian FOX tried to downplay his comments, but didn’t dismiss it completely giving a fairly standard boilerplate response about season schedules not being locked down, etc. If true, it will be interesting to see whether they keep SYTYCD as a summer show only, or take the ratings hit and keep it in the fall. For now, I’d guess even though SYTYCD has helped FOX with its year over year ratings gains in the fall, that the show would return to the summer. For now, all we can do is speculate.
Joe Adalian has some additional speculation about what FOX might air instead next fall.