So You Think You Can Dance is starting the next phase of the dance competition, and a new judge is joining the FOX series to replace Matthew Morrison. He was removed from the show due to failing to adhere to “competition production protocols”. It was later revealed that he had texted one of the contestants.
Actress Leah Remini is joining the judges’ panel which already features Stephen “tWitch” Boss and JoJo Siwa. Though Remini is best known for her work in sitcoms, she did compete in season 17 of Dancing with the Stars. Cat Deeley hosts the dance competition show.
FOX revealed more about the addition to the series in a press release.
Emmy Award-winning actor, New York Times Best Selling author and producer Leah Remini has joined the judging panel of the Emmy Award-winning dance competition series SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, alongside Stephen “tWitch” Boss and dancer, singer and digital sensation JoJo Siwa. Presenter and author Cat Deeley continues to host the dance competition series, which will see Remini make her debut on the milestone 300th episode airing Wednesday, June 15 (9: 00-10: 00 PM ET / PT) on FOX.
“I am thrilled to join SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on its milestone 300th episode,” said Remini. “I look forward to guiding these incredibly talented artists through this competition as a fan of the show and a great admirer of dancers. I can’t wait to see the artistry that the contestants bring to the stage! ”
The 300th episode will celebrate the show’s legacy and introduce this season’s Top 12 dancers, selected to move on to the SYTYCD studio to showcase their talents in various dance genres, including contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation, breaking and more. As they work with world-renowned choreographers and compete each week in a variety of styles, brand-new twists and turns will be introduced into the competition.
Over the course of its 16 seasons, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE has received 71 Emmy Award nominations and garnered 17 Emmy Award wins, including Outstanding Choreography and Outstanding Costumes, as well as awards in Outstanding Lighting Design.
After their linear telecasts, all episodes of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE are available on FOX’s free streaming platform, Tubi, as well as Fox Now, Hulu and On Demand.
On Demand episodes are available for customers of Cox Contour TV, DIRECTV, DIRECTV Stream, DISH, Hulu + Live, Optimum, Spectrum, Verizon FiOS, XFINITY, YouTube TV and many more.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE is from 19 Entertainment (a part of Sony Pictures Television) and MRC. The series is executive-produced by co-creators Nigel Lythgoe, Jeff Thacker, Rosie Seitchik, Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman on behalf of 19 Entertainment. Seitchik will also serve as showrunner. Visit the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE site at fox.com/dance to view exclusive videos and photos. “Like” SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on Facebook at SoYouThinkYouCanDance. Follow the series on Twitter @DANCEonFOX and on Instagram @DANCEonFOX and join the discussion using #SYTYCD. Follow the Reality Club on Fox on Facebook at RealityClubFOX, on Instagram @RealityClubFOX and on Twitter @RealityClubFOX. ”
What do you think? Are you enjoying the new season of So You Think You Can Dance? Do you think Rimini is a good choice to join the series?