So You Think You Can Dance returning to TEN

2013-07-31_1031It’s official. So You Think You Can Dance is returning to TEN.

The show will be produced by Shine Australia after Shine Group recently penned a global deal Co-Creator and US Executive Producer / Judge, Nigel Lythgoe.

This confirms the rumour run by TV Tonight in May.

The show, which ran for three years on TEN, will have a new host and new judges, all to be announced.

Network TEN Chief Programming Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “We are delighted to bring So You Think You Can Dance back to TEN.

“The show is Event TV at its best and is great entertainment for the entire family. Our aim is to showcase the great variety of dance in Australia and our country’s best dancers – and to give those dancers the chance to fulfill their dreams.”

Mark Fennessy, CEO, Shine Australia said: “So You Think You Can Dance is one of the world’s most-loved entertainment formats and proven marquee brands. Australia is blessed with extraordinary dancers and a vibrant dance community. At Shine, we’re excited to once again showcase our most exceptional talent.”

TEN has been lacking a big event brand since MasterChef began a ratings drop, whilst Seven and Nine have found success with cooking, singing and social experiment reality television. An attempt to revive a dance show last year with Everybody Dance Now faltered, but So You Think You Can Dance was a good performer when it had consistent programming.

The show will return in 2014.

Auditions will commence in September with casting to commence immediately via and


  1. The Other Adam

    Channel 10 confirms it won’t be bringing back Australian Idol

  2. Ten needs to have a long hard look at what their brand actually stands for. Right now, it stands for nothing original. I think the TV landscape can only really support two commercial networks, guess which is the odd one out. The vibe over there must be toxic.

  3. great news. imagine if they did a SYTYCD and Aussie Idol paring.

    that would be amazing.

    6.30 – 7.30 – SYTYCD
    7.30 – 8.30 Aussie Idol

    The schedule writes itself.

  4. Spend the big bucks on this one and get Mary over if her schedule is free at the time. She is hilarious and knows whats she’s talkin bout

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