So You Think You Can Dance! Mary Murphy!! Returns!!!

The Hot Tamale Train is back in the station, people!

After a wonky seventh season, So You Think You Can Dance is returning to its roots, starting with the (re)addition of Mary Murphy as judge.

“I am thrilled and already dancing in my seat to be back as a permanent judge this season, which I’m sure will be the best ever,” gushes Murphy.

Idol, schmidol. Executive producer and co-creator Nigel Lythgoe is back in the judges seat, too, and just as thrilled to have the fan fave back on SYTYCD.

“I am delighted to have Mary back on the show,” says Lythgoe. “Her expertise in dance, coupled with her warmth, compassion and humor, make her an excellent judge and fun to work with.”

Auditions for the eighth season of SYTYCD are underway now, with upcoming stops in Salt Lake City, Los Angeles and Charlotte, North Carolina.

How excited are you to hear see Mary Murphy back on SYTYCD? Sound off in the comments!