Nigel Lythgoe: So You Think You Can Dance Results Show Has Been Axed

Fox has pulled the rug out from under So You Think You Can Dance. 

NIgel Lythgoe announced on Sunday that Dance‘s weekly results show has been axed.

“Fox [has] canceled the results show so I will have to change the format of #SYTYCD,” the show’s executive producer and judge shared via Twitter. “At least we have [a ninth] season at the end of May.”

“I’m certainly not mad at Fox — they have supported SYTYCD FOR 9 seasons,” Lythgoe added. “With the help of Mike Darnell [Fox’s president of Alternative Entertainment]. I think we have some great new ideas.”

Despite the drastic change in the dance competition’s two-night format, Lythgoe urged fans, “Don’t worry…. We’ll do our best to find some great talent starting next week in Atlanta.”

The show’s most recent finale drew just over 6 million total viewers and a 2.1 demo rating, down 13 percent year-over-year.