So You Think You Can Dance

Monday 8:00 PM on FOX Premiered Jul 20, 2005 In Season





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  • This show is HORRIBLE!!!

    I think that this show was a complete and utter waste of 2 hours of my life. This was one show that was way overated. Everyone made such a big deal out of it. The only good part about this show was the people that couldn't dance. The horrible part is that I could actually feel my IQ dropping to an all new low. I don't feel as though this show will or should be on much longer. Fox can find something better to put on the air like...anything. This is just a really bad spin off of American Idol. Yes, I do know that this was from the producers af American Idol. If this show stays on the air I am positive that there would not be a season 2.
  • So you think Fox couldn't get worse! This is mostly a copy of American Idol, and when they win what do they do, become low paid back ground dancers?

    Okay, if you thought American Idol was a waste, try watching people dance! It is the same American Idol consept, but worse! And once somebody wins, what will they do, just say, "Oh my gosh, I went through all of that trouble to go on TV and be appreciated!" Well this just seems like more of a waste than watching people sing, but dancing! Please people, get a good reality show besides Nanny 911, please!
  • What is happening to FOX ?!! FOX keeps slowly taking off all the good shows on their channel for shows like this.ITS SO STUPID!!!!!!!

    What is happening to FOX ?!! Whats next .... So You Think You Can Make ALL of America Fall Asleep... FOX keeps slowly taking off all the good shows on their channel for shows like this. And why in the world do they have it on for two hours or an hour and a half.ITS SO STUPID!!!!!!!!!!
  • Nigel - you just lost a viewer

    Nigel's impertinence toward our United States President Donald J. Trump I will no longer watch this show. If you don't like our United States President please return to the UK. President Trump is trying to keep all American people and others that live in the United States safe. I am tired of the snide remarks from shows that are supposed to be entertaining. You lost me as a viewer.
  • Keep your tongue in your mouth, Nigel !

    Stop disrespecting Dancing With the Stars. You should be happy that some of the people on your show get a good job doing what they love. I think Dancing with the Stars is much more enjoyable to watch than SYTYCD. Nigel acts like a moron. He is too old and often comes across as a dirty old man. It is really unbecoming of someone his age. Nigel, it is time to give it up and put someone younger and more appealing for television in your place. You have become annoying.
  • New sytycd is a failure

    I have been watching sytycd since the first episode. Since the show has changed to children I don't care to watch it any more. The show just isn't as good - not because they are children (I watched Maddie throughout dance moms) but sytycd is not a children's show and the mixing of adults with kids doesn't work most of the time. I am sorry I won't see my favorite show any more unless you go back to what made you fabulous!
  • Keep the Integrity

    SYTYCD was an amazing show. It's been one of those shows that didn't leave me feeling guilty when I had spent two hours on the couch watching it. When they changed the formate last year I wasn't thrilled but I grumbled and watched to the end.

    This year I gave it another sceptical shot. I tuned in on the first episode, watched for 5 mins and haven't tuned in again. I agree with other viewers comments that using children on a reality show for ratings is disgusting and self-serving. Who wants to watch a female child dance with an adult man? And who wants to watch children in tears because the judges have sent them home?

    A plea to Fox and producers -

    1. Please bring back the old formate - 16 yrs old +

    2. I don't want to watch or listen to the judges more then the dancers

    3. I have much love for the pros, keep them coming

    Idea, what about doing a farewell season next year and bring back Mary Murphay and some older choreographers and pros as well as the newer ones?

    OR doing a pros only seasons with the favourites from every season? You could add in a choreography competition, or choreography and execution, or best production? I've been wanting 2 sets of scores for the dances that includes technical and performance... since most people think Nigel is bias.

    There is so many things they could do while keeping the integrity of the show. Instead they come up with lazy ideas like street vs. stage and parading children around.
  • Maddie???????

    Really? This poor child is out of her league. She is a talented person, yes. Ultimately, however, she is the unfortunate darling of an over zealous stage mother combined with a crazed dance teacher - not even the best dancer from her own soap opera type series. She should NOT be a judge. I think you are doing her a complete disservice. The kid needs someone to teach her real technique, not someone to puff up her head - what's wrong with you guys????
  • Shameless and desperate, inmates running the asylum

    What in the world is wrong with these people, pimping babies for ratings? Is there no one at the network with a code of ethics? Anyone with a grain of sense understands that children without values, thinking fame matters more than wisdom or experience is an epidemic. Instead of teaching our children, giving them tools for a happy life, they fling them into the craziest, most difficult place in the world to survive... show biz? I live in LaLaLand and trust me, rarely can adults maintain. This is a guaranteed recipe for some screwed up people of the future ( not just the contestants but the world of children watching, receiving the message that this is what they should aspire to). SYTYCD used to be inspirational. Now we have to watch some little punk being interviewed, asked about his "fans"? This is crazy. I miss the show but we have to stand for something or we have no business complaining about the next generation's lack of values. These children are being rewarded - no - TAUGHT to be narcissistic and arrogant instead of learning a work ethic. Goodbye SYTYCD. It was nice while it lasted.
  • Maddie should NOT be a judge

    Clearly she is not qualified to be a judge. She would not have made it on the show if she auditioned. It's really lame that she is judging!
  • Left to Be Desired

    Let's try this again since it doesn't want to print what I cannot agree with tonite's show of having past winners judging these kids as they are barely past being a kid shld be left up to the judges on hand IE Nigel hv watched this show since it started and a cpl of yrs ago they changed the format which I didn't care for n quit watching for a while so if they are gunna keep pulling of these other tricks I will just say forget it n not watch anymore
  • If this is the new show, please don't renew!

    I love children, have chosen a career in Newborn Intensive Care (providing high tech care for premature and/or critically compromised newborns) when I could have done anything else I wanted in life. I have children and an adored grandchild of my own. That said, I DESPISE this new format.

    1. Child labor is illegal in this country and so should child exploitation. I am also University educated in developmental and abnormal psychology and find this show to be an absolute nightmare psychologically speaking.

    2. If I want to watch children's lives gambled with in the name of entertainment I will watch Disney.

    3. A full season of kids is not what I have looked forward to all year long.

    4. I am sick unto death of catering to the lolli-porn sickos in society as if sexualizing CHILDREN is just fine. How can even FOX not see how wrong this is?

    A few segments here and there featuring children would have been cute, but this ENTIRE SEASON OF CHILD EXPLOITATION is completely inappropriate, not to mention boring beyond words.

    reviews of THIS SEASON are overwhelmingly negative. I hope it's canceled prior to mid season and let that be a lesson to other would-be child exploiters!
  • So You Think You Can Shave,Drive or Vote?

    I have no complaints about doing a kids version of a dance show but completely replacing the adult version is not what I looked forward to all year long. This is like the adult version using kids as replacements.... you just can't push, work and choreograph children like you do adults. I don't hate kids they're awesome, use to be one myself and some already have amazing skills and talent equaling some of their older dance counterparts, but they're still only kids on a show that used to restrict the contestants age to 18 and above. They're not adults yet and lack the emotional maturity and the years it takes grown performers to reach this point in their careers not to mention their lives. I've been a dedicated viewer and fan since season 1, never missed one episode and this is the very first time I've been so completely disappointed in changes to the format I stopped watching. Why not air an additional season for the kids, see how the folks like it and still put on the traditional version? Other networks do it all the time for long running popular programs and many already have 2 seasons a year. I'm sure there's more to it like ratings and budget and I'm certainly no expert. At least you're allowed to post complaints, contrary or opposing opinions even some negative views to the new format on their FB page. I just left their official twitter page and what a slobbery love fest it is as far as I scrolled. The whole staff must be scouring for and deleting negative tweets because there are none to be found, zero as opposed to so many I've been reading here. Never seen any twitter page that squeaky clean. If this was done because of ratings then go back to basics immediately and what actually made the show a hit instead of making it unrecognizable. Last season in my opinion was a downgrade in content & quality, this season more so. If you don't take it back to basics, what made this show great, a huge hit and a household name then you're going to lose most of your loyal viewing audience and long time fans which will be devastating no matter how many new fans you might pick up. The ratio will never be in favor of the new format. Messing with a good thing will almost always have negative fallout in the form of viewers tuning out or changing the channel. I do hear the same complaint from a lot of other fans I talk to and many aren't even watching this season at all. Some have even suggested that this drastic reformatting is less about ratings and more about the show's creators, producers and judges implementing their own personal agenda, that they've become bored with over a decade of the same format and wanted a change of pace and of audience, out with the old in with the new and to hell with what we think to boot. Well, they got it now, let's see if getting a younger viewing audience makes up for losing many of the older. Just giving my unsolicited 2 cent's worth.

  • No Thank You!

    I have been a loyal fan of this show and have been watching it since 2006. Last year marked a severe decrease in quality (to match the same decrease in the quality and variety of the judging). I hate this year's even worse format and will not watch. I note that even though the average of all the reviews going back to the first season is 7.9, the average for this season is probably no greater than 3.
  • So you think you can dance 2016 So Bad

    I've been a fan since day favorite show of the year but this season is the worst!!!! I can't enjoy a minute of kids are cute but I watch it for the dancing and UP!!!!
  • Kid's dancing sexy?? Creepy and just wrong

    Why??? That is what I want to know. The children are cute but it is very unsettling to see children bumping and grinding, trying to look sensual?? They are children - these types of dances are for adults who have experienced life and the emotions of life, not to mention the pure beauty of two adults coming together to tell a story. SO DISAPPOINTED - have been watching the show since the beginning and last year was so-so but at least they were adults. If I want cute children dancers, I will watch America's Got Talent. Guess I will just have to wait for Dancing With Stars. Fox, you screwed the pooch on this one.
  • RIP So you think you can dance

    stopped watching this season. who wants to see kids dance other than their parents. this is waste of time and money. once this show was the best dancing show in television.
  • KIDS??? Worst idea ever

    The minute I saw it was "kids", I removed it from my Hulu queue. Yes kids can dance, but I think of dancing more as an art form where emotions, sensuality and more complex adult expressions can make a good dancer great. Kids dancing are cute, but I expect more from a weekly show then just a "cuteness" competition.
  • Leave our kids alone

    Kids should be spared.

    The show went down hill when Mary Murphy left
  • SYTYCD Child Abuse

    Someone needs to tell Fox and Nigel that making kids cry on TV is not entertainment, but instead, child abuse. Using our kids for entertainment is lurid and creepy, and putting them in competitive, high pressure situations where they are judged is just plain wrong. Fox, you have lost a loyal TV household this season. We will tune in again when you bring back Mary and Adam Shankman.

    What's with the kids show - on prime time of all things. DOn't call it SYTYCD Next Gen -- Tiny Talent Time is a more appropriate moniker. I've been watching the show since Season 1 - -not impressed - will take a pass on this year - hope we see an adult version next year - if you survive the ratings this year.
  • See y'a next year SYTYCD, if you survive this year that is

    So this year is KIDS... WTH! way to destroy a show FOX. I am so not interested in watching kids dance. I don't understand why the idots at FOX decided on this. It's one of the worst ideas they could think-up for this show.
  • Dance

    Don't teach the world just how to dance, there are much useful things that a person needs to learn and implement in his/her life. Not just become a Nachaniya.
  • Boring Season, Boring Judge Panel

    JUDGE PANEL: The worst part about this season was the judge panel. Paula has no sense of humor and is a major downer. Jason is so monotone, he sounded the same no mater how he felt about the routine and it always took him so long to say what he wanted to say. I have to GIVE NIGEL PROPS because he attempted to add some chemistry and humor but was always promptly squashed by Paula. I miss the funny guest judges and especially Mary Murphy! Please don't make me sit through another season of the same panel next year!

    CHOREOGRAPHY: The choreography was seriously lacking this year. Seemed very below the quality it has been in the past. The ones I love art Stacy Tookey, Travis Wall, NappyTabs, Sonia Tayeh and Christopher Scott.

  • not even the same show anymore

    SYTYCD used to be something I looked forward to every week. This year it felt like a chore to watch it. I kept hoping that the next week would be better but I was constantly let down. Firstly, the judging panel was absolutely terrible. There was no chemistry whatsoever, and it was painful to listen to Jason and ESPECIALLY Paula try to sound like they knew what they were talking about. Mary's energy was desperately needed. Also, the whole format of stage vs. street was a total let down. All it succeeded in was degrading the street dancers and making excuses for certain dancers not to live up to the standards and technique of specific styles. There should have been two separate shows, or they shouldn't have combined the stage and street dancers for weekly routines. Throughout the season, I wasn't extremely attached to any of the dancers, whereas last year I knew from the first episode that I would wholeheartedly rout for Ricky and Jessica. All of the dancers were pretty bland and no one ever stood out to me. The one dancer who did was Jaja, and I was very disappointed that she didn't win given that Gaby is such a typical contestant and someone that won't be remembered in 2 months from now. Lastly, the choreography completely lacked this season. Where were the life changing Sonya Tayeh and Travis Wall routines? This show used to have me crying over countless routines and this year I didn't shed a tear. There were good dances, don't get me wrong, but nothing really moved me this year. I miss the SYTYCD that inspired me to become a better dancer. This season left me with a sour taste in my mouth and a relatively negative view on the dance world. If nothing changes, don't count on my view for next year.
  • Please bring back guest judges!

    Jason Derulo is horrible! Bring back guest judges and ballroom. This is by far the worst season ever.
  • I hate this season

    I really don't like the stage v street!! I try to watch but I'm really disappointed that there isn't a variety of dances, like salsa numbers, disco, ballroom; etc. Now those are a real challenge!! I don't care to watch anymore!!

    I really, really don't care for this new format. There is NO MAGIC in the show this season. The choreography has been great, but just don't see any true, wholehearted jumping into character for the dancers. This is not to say that these are not great dancers, they are. But are they STARS?? Where are their personalities? Ew... and the judging panel - I don't want to hear what my 12 year old could say. Paula and Jason need to go. I am utterly bored period. I had to go back to the other seasons to be excited and entertained.

    This is what you will be seeing next year. We are watching, or some of us were watching, the end of sytycd.

    The dancers deserve better than Paula, and Jason just plain sucks. Jason is a mimic and has little original feedback. In fact it's sooooooo funny to here him say words like Plie or Arabesque and you can tell he is WAY out of his element. He's drab and classless, no real energy at all. I hear that he will be replacing Tim Gun on Project Runway next year.

    Paula is, well Paula, emotionally gushy, inarticulate, stammering and so afraid of offending the dancers that her value as a constructive judge is an epic fail. There is no chemistry with the judges this year and I miss the guest judges and of course Marry, the shows anchor . Everyone in the professional dance world has more or less abandoned the once GREAT and sublime SYTYCD of yesteryear. They NEVER should have brought STREET into this show. A smarter move would have been to have a show ONLY on street dancing and left SYTYCD alone!!

    Thank you for 11 GREAT YEARS and I'm so sorry to see you go.
  • See what the judges say, not what you see

    This used to be a show about dance. Now Nigel has decided it must be part of the street dance movement, a show for the times. Wake up, Nigel! The show used to show a rich range of dance. Now it's all about showing how street dance is just as good as classic dance with choreography.

    Forget this viewer from here on. After the three judges pandered to the street movement on August 31, it's a mockery.
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