CTV Orders Season 4 of Hit Series 'So You Think You Can Dance Canada'

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September 24th, 2010

For our Canadian friends....

via press release:

CTV Orders Season 4 of Hit Series

So You Think You Can Dance CANADA

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Season 4 Auditions Begin Nov. 6 in Saint John, NB Before Travelling West Across the Country

– Season 3 Performance Shows continue Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET with Results Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. ET on CTV

Toronto, ON (September 24, 2010) – As announced during last night’s results episode, CTV has ordered a fourth season of the hit series So You Think You Can Dance CANADA. The five-city audition locations, where Canadian dancers will again have the chance to step into the spotlight and prove they have what it takes to become Canada’s Favourite Dancer were announced today.  Try-outs are set to begin Saturday, November 6 in Saint John, NB. Other audition cities include Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton and Vancouver. So You Think You Can Dance CANADA is based on 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions, inc. popular international format So You Think You Can Dance, presented from a uniquely Canadian perspective.

This announcement comes as Season 3 is once again captivating viewers across the country, with an average audience of 1.11 million viewers per episode. After moving to new timeslots this week, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA performance shows will continue to air Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET, with results shows airing Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. ET following Big Bang Theory on CTV (go to ctv.ca to confirm local listings). SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA also airs Saturdays at 5 p.m. ET on MuchMusic.

** Media Note ** High resolution photos of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA are available at ctvmedia.ca/dance2010

"Canadians are embracing SYTYCDC because viewers have discovered it's a way to express emotion without words,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “It is the poetry of the body and the heart.”

Audition details available to date listed below (subject to change):

City Date Venue
Saint John, NB Saturday, November 6 Imperial Theatre
24 King Square South
Toronto, ON Saturday, November 20 Metro Toronto Convention Centre
John Bassett Theatre
255 Front St. W.
Montreal, QC Saturday, November 27 Théâtre St-Denis
1594 St-Denis Street
Edmonton, AB Saturday, December 4 The Citadel Theatre

9828 101A Avenue

Vancouver, BC Saturday, December 11 The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts

777 Homer Street

Viewers can also find out more information about SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA on the show’s official Twitter account at twitter.com/SYTYCDCanada, and on the show’s Facebook page at facebook.com/SYTYCDCanada.

CTV, 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions announced an agreement for the Canadian format rights to the international hit series in October 2007. The format premiered in Canada in September, 2008 and quickly jived its way to the top to become the  #1 new program overall in Canada that Fall. Airing in Fall 2009, Season 2 attracted 11% more viewers than Season 1 and became a Top 15 hit for Females 18-34 in Canada. Season 3 premiered August 15, 2010 and will conclude October 24, 2010.

Season 1 of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA was nominated for three Gemini Awards, recognizing the best in Canadian English-language television, and won two. Season 2 was recently nominated for an additional four Gemini Awards.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA alumni, including Season 1 winner Nico Archambault and Season 2 winner Tara-Jean Popowich, have become some of North America’s most sought-after dancers and choreographers. Finalists from the program have performed with some of the world’s biggest music stars including Janet Jackson, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Sean Desman, Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo and Kelly Rowland. In addition, past dancers have appeared in television series, movies and programs like HELLCATS , TURN THE BEAT AROUND and NUREYEV, as well as in feature films including the Toronto Film Festival opening night movie Hockey: The Musical!, Sorority Wars, Funky Town and Sur le Rythme.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe, and is produced in association with CTV by Danse TV Productions. Sandra Faire and Trisa Dayot are Executive Producers. Susanne Boyce is President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc.

About Danse TV Productions
Executive Producer Sandra Faire, acclaimed as one of Canada’s leading variety producers, is also a vice-chair of the National Ballet of Canada and a cabinet member of Grand Jeté for the National Ballet School. Ms. Faire, along with Executive Producer Trisa Dayot and Senior Producers Bronwyn Warren and Millan Curry-Sharples, helm SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA. For over a decade the team has produced an impressive array of Canadian award-winning programs seen in Canada and the U.S. Ms. Faire still holds the record for the highest-rated variety special in Canadian television history, ANNE MURRAY’S FAMILY CHRISTMAS, which garnered a 43 per cent share on CBC with 4.2 million viewers.

About 19 Entertainment
19 Entertainment Ltd. is recognized as a lead creator, provider and promoter of globally successful entertainment and music brands of today. The company has attracted a unique team of exceptionally creative executives, who work together to integrate and leverage activity across television, sports, film, touring, merchandising, music publishing, recording and artist management. 19founder Simon Fuller has developed and managed some of the biggest entertainment properties of our time, with credits that include the creation of TV phenomenon American Idol, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE and the HBO series LITTLE BRITAIN USA. 19’s unique talent includes legendary musical icon Annie Lennox, country music sensation Carrie Underwood, the pop group sensation Spice Girls, IDOL alumni Chris Daughtry, David Cook, Kris Allen, Adam Lambert and Allison Iraheta, soccer icon David Beckham and world tennis No.2 Andy Murray.

About dick clark productions
Founded in 1957, dick clark productions, Inc. (DCP) is a leading independent producer of television programming. DCP produces perennial hits such as the American Music Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve and the Academy of Country Music Awards. DCP also produces popular weekly television programming, including SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, and owns and maintains one of the world's most unique and extensive entertainment libraries, which includes more than 30 years of American Bandstand among other things. For additional information, please visit www.dickclarkproductions.com.

About MuchMusic
As the No. 1 Canadian brand for young adults, MuchMusic is an integral part of today’s pop-culture landscape. Live performances and interviews with the best Canadian and international artists, and celebrity guests put fans in the centre of the action making MuchMusic’s acclaimed street level Toronto headquarters Canada’s epicentre of celebrity. A multi-platform Canadian icon, muchmusic.com is a favourite destination for youth delivering music videos, user-generated content site and more. MuchMusic spotlights homegrown talent through original productions and nurtures the Canadian music video production industry through its annual, multi-million dollar contribution to MuchFACT. MuchMusic is available in 8.2 million households across Canada via cable, satellite, and mobile. For more information, go to muchmusic.com. MuchMusic is a division of CTV Limited.

About CTV Inc.
CTV, Canada’s Olympic Network, is also Canada's largest private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV is Canada’s most-watched television network. CTV Inc. also owns radio stations across the country and owns or has interests in leading national specialty channels, featuring news, sports, factual, arts, entertainment, music, youth and fashion programming. Official broadcaster of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and London 2012 Games of the Olympiad, CTV Inc. is owned by CTVglobemedia Inc., Canada’s premier multi-media company, which also owns Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail. More information about CTV may be found on the network’s website at www.ctv.ca.

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