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So You Think You Can Dance, Reality TV Show 

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SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, will begin another search for the best undiscovered dancing talent the U.S. has to offer. Contestants will endure a grueling 12-week competition to become America’s No. 1 dancer. If you think the AMERICAN IDOL competition is tough, you haven’t seen anything yet! Some contestants will collapse under the pressure, others will reveal their two left feet; but only one will dance his or her way into America’s heart. The series, produced by 19 Entertainment Ltd. and Dick Clark Productions

 SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, a reality TV show, promises to keep America moving to a different beat, as dancers skilled in everything from the “street” styles of hip-hop, krumping and popping to “the best of ballroom” – salsa, quickstep, jive and more – compete to be named America’s Favorite Dancer.

                  HOST: Cat Deeley aka Katie Brennen

Cat Deeley is one of the foremost television presenters in the UK. Deeley is a double BAFTA Award winner and has won many awards for her work on some of the UK’s hottest primetime shows, including “Stars in Their Eyes,”  Deeley has also become one of the hottest new faces on U.S. TV following her first hugely successful season hosting SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. Since then, Deeley became Jay Leno’s first regular Entertainment Correspondent on “The Tonight Show,” and she is now performing the same duty for “Good Morning America” as well. She also presented FOX’s live New Year’s Eve coverage from Times Square.     
 

 Judge: Nigel Lythgoe

Nigel Lythgoe serves as executive producer of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, as well as one of its choreographer/judges. L

One of the UK's most respected TV talents, Lythgoe began his career at the age of ten as a dancer. Later, he switched to choreography for The Young Generation dance group and went on to choreograph over 500 television shows around the world, including those for Engelbert Humperdinck, The Muppets and five Royal Variety Performances.

Along with “So You Think You Can Dance” and “All American Girl,” Lythgoe’s executive producer credits include all seasons of FOX’s #1 “American Idol,” including the first-ever charity show, “Idol Gives Back,” that to date has raised over $70 million for CPEF (Charity Projects Entertainment Fund).

 

                             Judge: Mary Murphy

 

 Mary Murphy is an in-demand film and television choreographer. The long list of stars she has coached includes Julia Roberts, Mary Steenburgen, Donnie Wahlberg and Dennis Quaid. Murphy's immediate future will include acting. She recently signed on for a featured role in the upcoming thriller "Dead of Night," directed by Jeff Fisher. Beyond her work in Hollywood, she continues to be one of the hardest-working women in dance. Murphy serves as a judge at major dance competitions across the U.S. and is a world-class technical dance instructor.

As a competitive ballroom dancer, she has won many awards, including the prestigious United States Ballroom Championships and the Austrian National Standard and Ten Dance Championships. In 2007, Murphy received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Heritage Dance Classic.