Last week, Fox announced that So You Think You Can Dance will be returning for its seventeenth season this summer. It joins several other competitions and game shows, including MasterChef, Spin the Wheel, and Beat Shazam, in Fox’s summer lineup.

It was also announced that executive producer Nigel Lythgoe will be returning as a judge along with Mary Murphy and her Hot Tamale Train and Laurieann Gibson who proved to be a positive and motivating force in Season 16. Cat Deeley will also be returning to host the show.


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If that wasn’t enough to get you excited, audition dates are also out. This season, contestants audition online by registering online and submitting a video or them dancing. In-person auditions are also being held in New York City, Dallas, and Los Angeles–dancers auditioning in person are selected by the producers. (You can get information about SYTYCD auditions at

The past two seasons have ended with incredible young dancers Hannalei Cabanilla (Season 15) and Bailey Munoz (Season 16) both winning at the age of 19. Bailey was also the first b-boy to win SYTYCD. We’re excited to see what firsts Season 17 has to offer!