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Fox Renews ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ With a Focus on Kids

Contestants Between the Age of 8 and 13 Will Be Paired with All-Star Dancers

On-the-fence “So You Think You Can Dance” will return on Fox for a 13th season with new theme “The Next Generation,” featuring contestants between the ages of 8 and 13 paired with all-star dancers. Host Cat Deeley will be back, along with judges Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo. The returning all-stars will be revealed at a later date.

The new season of “So You Think You Can Dance” premieres Monday, May 30. Auditions begin Feb. 27 in Los Angeles.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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