Would wonder how Leon gets such amazing guest actors, (Rutanya Alda was in ‘The Deer Hunter’ FFS, Mo Gaffney is comedy royalty), but it is simple. He writes decent characters that people want to play.
No energy, no soaring vocals and no Bananarama. Of course I hate that.
Phew. Too good to lose.
Fox has renewed So You Think You Can Dance for Season 12 — but the show is getting a face lift, of sorts, before it returns in summer 2015.
The Emmy-nominated reality staple will pit stage dancers against street dancers for its upcoming installment, Fox announced today.
Here’s how producers are describing the new format: “Throughout the auditions, the dancers who advance will be placed into two teams – the stage dancers, featuring those trained in styles such as contemporary, ballet, jazz or tap; and the street dancers, hopefuls skilled in hip-hop, animation or breaking. As the auditions continue, the judges, along with each team’s All-Star Mentor, will eliminate dancers until only the Top 20 – 10 Street Dancers and 10 Stage Dancers – remain. When the competition goes ‘live,’ the Top 20 will be challenged weekly to perform a variety of styles, working with world-renowned choreographers. One dancer from each genre will be eliminated each week leading up to the Season Finale. Who will win… a dancer from the stage or the street? Find out when So You Think You Can Dance returns in summer 2015.”
“So You Think You Can Dance is a rare jewel,” said Simon Andreae, Fox’s executive vice president for alternative entertainment, in announcing the renewal. “It combines high art with mass entertainment in a seamless, sophisticated and hugely satisfying way.” He added the network is hoping the new street-vs-stage twist will bring the show “up to date” and “introduce a whole new set of rooting opportunities.”
FUCK YES! So good to have my men back. And Jessica Christ, what a stunner of an opener. It just keeps getting better and better.
Loudly and proudly. Love her even more now.