So You Think You Can Dance Exclusive: Mary, Cat and Nigel Reminisce on the Eve of Season 10 (!)

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It’s hard to fathom Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance is all grown up — and on the brink of its two-night Season 10 premiere (May 14, 8/7c, and May 15, 9/8c). In a few years, in fact, it’ll be a sullen teenager slamming its bedroom door and refusing to do its homework.

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To celebrate its milestone season, judges Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe, host Cat Deeley and some of their choreographer cohorts sat down and recounted what SYTYCD has meant to the dance world and how it will look different in its upcoming season — and we’ve got your exclusive first look. Plus, there’s snippets of some of the show’s best routines from years past.

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So press play below, then sound off in the comments with your excitement level for the upcoming tenth season. And for all my reality TV news, interviews and recaps, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!



Comments (25)

  • WHOO HOO!

    Comment by Petunia – May 2, 2013 03:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I heart this show..

    Comment by Babette – May 2, 2013 03:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cat Deeley is the best host on TV. She is the heart of SYTYCD. Cat and the show are underrated! Any news if the show will go back to a two night format?

    Comment by Lisa – May 2, 2013 03:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I hope it does go to 2 nights/week, but don’t know if it will. They did a reasonably good job last season with one night, though.

      And I absolutely agree with you about Cat. I don’t even think of her as a “host” — she transcends that. The best description for her work might be “master of ceremonies”. Her banter with the contestants and judges, as well as her engagement with the audience, all put her in a category all her own.

      Comment by rwfblog – May 2, 2013 07:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Very well said! I LOVE this show and I LOVEEEEEEE Cat! So happy to have it back, and the thing that will send me over the moon would be if there was a results show.

        Comment by elr – May 3, 2013 08:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Geo-blocked again. Sigh.

    Comment by Kiki – May 2, 2013 03:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Sucks, eh?

      Comment by Brock – May 4, 2013 03:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It DOES suck. :( If they’re going to put out previews to entertainment sites, they should at least make it watchable for all.

        Comment by ado4586 – May 5, 2013 04:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Best reality competition show on TV. Period. True talent.

    Comment by Jared – May 2, 2013 03:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • By miles! Hard to believe Nigel is in charge of this and Idol. SYTYCD is much more organic, so much less producer manipulation. Can’t wait to see the talent.

      Comment by cjinsd – May 2, 2013 04:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • ^^ Exactly!! This totally baffles me!

        Comment by Erin C – May 2, 2013 05:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Totally agree! Best Reality show without a doubt.

        Comment by elr – May 3, 2013 08:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • His passion is dance and it shows in SYTYCD. Idol is just a job compared to this…at least that’s my take on things.

        Comment by tekwzrd – May 3, 2013 11:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • The trouble with Idol is that it’s PLASTIC. It’s simply so stilted and unrealistic, from the singer choices, to the songs cleared, to the sets, to the drama… it’s just all so nauseatingly fake.

          Comment by Temperance – May 6, 2013 12:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • +1, my favorite reality show for 10 years (wow!) And all time. Pure love for this show…

      Comment by Sheilalala – May 9, 2013 12:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “This content is currently unavailable.”
    FML

    Comment by Eli – May 2, 2013 03:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Absolutely love SYTYCD, especially Twitch – so glad to see him as a guest judge but want to see him dance as well. Wish they would go back to the two night format.

    Comment by Diane McLaughlin – May 2, 2013 04:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am so bump….can’t view this video because I am from Canada…any chance you can put it up on youtube (a la ENTV) ?

    Comment by Vivian Chung – May 2, 2013 05:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • PLEASE REMOVE THE BOLLYWOOD ROUTINES !!!

    Comment by jo skar – May 2, 2013 05:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I like the Bollywood.

      Comment by Paige – May 3, 2013 01:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please allow this to be seen at least in Canada, if not worldwide…this isn’t fair. :(

    Comment by Heather Winter – May 2, 2013 05:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can hardly wait!!!! This is one of my favorite shows on tv.

    Comment by twinsgrandma – May 2, 2013 06:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love SYTYCD!

    Comment by Jan1 – May 3, 2013 04:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If they do any kind of results show or just bring in guests, they should have Abby Lee Miller’s girls perform “The Last Text”. You can watch it on YouTube, but be sure to watch the one without the mothers’ comments. Such a powerful dance….

    Comment by Phronni – May 5, 2013 11:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I love that idea. “The Last Text” and “Where Have All The Children Gone” would both appeal to SYTYCD fans. The promotion could bring some DM fans to SYTYCD.

      Comment by Lisa – May 6, 2013 04:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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