Fox announces 'So You Think You Can Dance 4' broadcast schedule
By Christopher Rocchio, 05/15/2008
Fox has announced So You Think You Can Dance's early fourth-season broadcast schedule, from the open auditions to when the Top 20 finalists will be revealed.
Featuring footage from the show's open auditions held in Dallas, Charleston, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Milwaukee and Washington, DC, So You Think You Can Dance's fourth season will premiere with a two-hour episode on Thursday, May 22 at 8PM ET/PT. Fox will air an encore broadcast of the debut episode on Monday, May 26 at 8PM ET/PT.
Additional two-hour audition episodes will air Wednesday, May 28; Thursday, May 29; and Wednesday, June 4 in the 8PM ET/PT time slot.
The top two-steppers who catch the judges' attention during the open auditions will then be shipped to Sin City for the show's Las Vegas Round (an event similar to American Idol's Hollywood Round).
Las Vegas Round coverage will air on Thursday, June 5 from 8-10PM ET/PT and will end with So You Think You Can Dance's Top 20 fourth-season finalists -- 10 guys and 10 girls -- being revealed to viewers.
The Idol-like search for the country's top dancer will then settle into a twice-weekly schedule in which two-hour performance shows will air on Wednesdays at 8PM ET/PT and one-hour results shows will air Thursdays at 9PM ET/PT.
So You Think You Can Dance's first fourth-season performance episode will air Wednesday, June 11 at 8PM ET/PT, after which home viewers will be able to vote.
The following night at 9PM ET/PT, the fourth season's first live results show will reveal the three couples who received the fewest home viewer votes. Those six dancers will perform solo routines in front of the judges, who will then choose one male and one female to be booted from the competition.
Once the Top 10 fourth-season finalists are selected, it will be solely up to home viewers to decide who remains in the competition.
Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy will once again reprise their judging duties alongside choreographers who will serve as weekly guest judges, including Hairspray director Adam Shankman; husband and wife choreographers Tabitha and Napoleon D'Umo; and Mia Michaels -- who won a 2006-2007 Outstanding Choreography Emmy Award for her dance piece "Calling You."
Cat Deeley will return to host the show's fourth season.
So You Think You Can Dance was created by Lythgoe and Simon Fuller and is produced by 19 Entertainment, Ltd. and Dick Clark Productions. It is executive-produced by Fuller, Lythgoe and Allen Shapiro.
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