February 1, 2016
Fox has announced that So You Think You Can Dance has been renewed for a 13th season. The pickup includes a bit of a format change for the veteran competition series, in that it will feature a younger age range of contestants this time around.
Officially titled So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation, the upcoming season will include dancers between the ages of 8 and 13 who are skilled in various dance styles typically featured on the show, such as contemporary, ballroom, and hip hop. Like previous seasons, the dancers will be paired with all-stars as they compete for the title of America's Favorite Dancer.
Cat Deeley will once again host the show, with the familiar judging panel of Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul, and Jason Derulo returning. Nationwide auditions kick off this month, in search of the top 10 dancers that will be permanently partnered with an all-star.
So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation is scheduled to premiere on Monday, May 30 at 8:00pm.