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Fox Benches ‘So You Think You Can Dance’

Veteran Dance Competition Series is Expected to Return in Summer 2021

Fox has scrapped the upcoming season of its veteran competition series, “So You Think You Can Dance,” because of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Production on Season 17 of “So You Think You Can Dance” will not be moving forward due to health and governmental restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We cannot meet the standards we’ve set for viewers and contestants in light of the show’s unique format, intricate production schedule and limited time,” the network stated,” the network said in a statement.

Fox announced in February that the show would be returning this summer, with auditions scheduled for March. “So You Think You Can Dance,” which debuted in 2005, is expected to return in summer 2021.