Fox has announced that Michaels will join So You Think You Can Dance creator Nigel Lythgoe and director/choreographer Adam Shankman as a regular member of the show's seventh-season judging panel.
Lythgoe had previously stated that Michaels and Mary Murphy would join fellow choreographers Tyce Diorio, Lil' C and Debbie Allen, among others, in alternating on the show's seventh-season judging panel with Shankman and himself.
Although Fox declined to clarify Murphy's role when contacted, the announcement would seem to signal that Murphy -- who had been a regular weekly member of the judging panel since the show's third season -- and the remaining choreographers will now only serve as a fourth judge, which Lythgoe had previously said the season will "sometimes" feature.
"I am extremely happy that Mia and Adam have returned and agreed to be resident judges," said Lythgoe.
"Mia's outspoken approach combined with Adam's passion will definitely add a fresh new chemistry to the panel."