TVLine Items: SYTYCD Gets Premiere Date, Housewives Alum Lands Grimm Gig and More!

Fox has announced that So You Think You Can Dance will be shakin’ its way back onto TV with a two-hour Season 9 premiere airing Thursday, May 24 at 8/7c.

The Emmy-nominated dance competition will then settle into its regular time slot the following week, on Wednesday, May 30.

Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy are set to return as permanent fixtures at the judges’ table, while Adam Shankman, Debbie Allen, Tyce Diorio, Lil’ C and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, among others, will guest-judge throughout the ninth cycle.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• FX has given a series order to a Chris Rock-produced late-night series starring comedian W. Kamau Bel, to bow this summer.

Desperate Housewives alum Roger Bart — who as of late has been stirring things up from time to time on ABC’s Revenge — will appear in an upcoming Big Foot-centric episode of Grimm as a Grizzly Adams-esque man, per

• Cricket and Danny are headed back to Genoa City! As reported by TV Guide Magazine, Lauralee Bell and Michael Damian are set to reprise their respective roles on The Young and the Restless this May for a major blast-from-the-past storyline.

• TV Guide Network has ordered Standup in Stilettos, a reality-comedy series hosted by The Office‘s Kate Flannery. The 10-episode show premieres June 16 at 10 pm.

• File this under “Just for Fun”: Community superfan Levar Allen created an original song about the NBC comedy, and all true Greendale Human Beings should take a peek.

Which TVLine Items have you talking today?

Comments (6)

  • The Office is so obviously ending this year. Everyone is moving on to other projects.

    Comment by CJ – March 28, 2012 01:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So, rumours were there would be no Results Show for SYTYCD this year…. yet it’s getting both nights for auditions, could Fox be smart (teehee!) and actually give the one comp show where the Results Show matters a reprieve?

    Comment by Brock – March 28, 2012 02:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s not a rumor. It’s an actual fact–came out weeks ago that Fox canceled the results shows. And I’m confused about how you think the audition shows are getting two nights a week; the first week, the episode airs on Thursday and the following week (and for the rest of the season), the episodes air on Wednesday.

      Comment by Meg – March 29, 2012 03:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sooooo hoping Danny and Cricket’s returning finally means that witch Phyllis is busted for running over Paul Williams while intending to kill Cricket.

    Comment by stephen – March 28, 2012 09:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • My thoughts exactly! Maybe Ricky can at last get a byline if he breaks this story about his boss!

      Comment by Andrew Beck – March 29, 2012 09:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yeah, I’m wondering how they plan on doing the results shows. it’s going to have to be a longer season, or they change how many folks actually make it. I wonder if they will do the original format or put them with the all-stars or do a mix like they did last season.

    All I know is that I’m glad that it’s back!

    Comment by Becka – March 29, 2012 06:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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