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August 24, 2006 | Greg Braxton
Fox got good ratings with its summer dance competition "So You Think You Can Dance," and the viewer enthusiasm didn't end with last week's finale. The 10 finalists are going on tour, and all 37 dates, which went on sale last Saturday, sold out in just a few hours. "A number of cities were sold out in 11 minutes," said Allen Shapiro, one of the show's executive producers. "We clearly had confidence in the tour, but the intense emotional core that the show struck went beyond our expectations."
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July 3, 2009 | Associated Press
So Katie Holmes thinks she can dance -- and in few weeks, she'll display her moves before a discriminating audience. Nigel Lythgoe, who is the producer of Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance," confirms the 30-year-old actress will perform for the reality contest's 100th episode, airing July 23. Holmes will pay homage to Judy Garland. In a taped number, she'll sing and dance to the Garland classic "Get Happy." Holmes' TV cameo is meant to promote the new foundation she launched with Lythgoe and "Dancing With the Stars" judge Carrie Ann Inaba.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 2007 | Claire Zulkey, Special to The Times
It's early in the season, so all this potential goodwill has lots of room to be spoiled, but "So You Think You Can Dance" seems to insult its audience's intelligence much less than the average reality TV show. While there are times the viewers at home are being overly played to (did we really need two contestants who managed to power through with false limbs?), the show seems for the most part to treat its fans and participants with a healthy amount of respect.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 18, 2007 | Claire Zulkey, Special to The Times
Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance," which just wrapped up its third installment, might be the best competition show on prime-time television. On what other program are viewers treated to a pool of talented contestants working as hard as they can on a beautiful art form, knowledgeable and caring judges, and noteworthy performances each and every week? This season's winner, crowned at the end of Thursday night's results show, Sabra Johnson typified everything that is wonderful about the show.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 2007 | Claire Zulkey, Special to The Times
The judges on "American Idol" may get booed a lot, but they often, and rightly so, hide behind the excuse that it's the fans, not the judges, who make the controversial decisions that would keep less talented but oddly popular contestants on the show instead of more talented ones. It used to be the spark of the show, the "anything can happen!" aspect that kept the program from being little more than a glorified talent show.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2009 | Associated Press
So Katie Holmes thinks she can dance -- and in few weeks, she'll display her moves before a discriminating audience. Nigel Lythgoe, who is the producer of Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance," confirms the 30-year-old actress will perform for the reality contest's 100th episode, airing July 23. Holmes will pay homage to Judy Garland. In a taped number, she'll sing and dance to the Garland classic "Get Happy." Holmes' TV cameo is meant to promote the new foundation she launched with Lythgoe and "Dancing With the Stars" judge Carrie Ann Inaba.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2007 | Greg Braxton, Times Staff Writer
Cat Deeley, the relentlessly upbeat host of Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance," would be the first to admit it: She's out of step with her own show. Or, to put it more bluntly, Cat can't dance. "Oh, I'm absolutely terrible," Deeley said gleefully in a heavy British accent when asked about her own dancing skills. "I'm really awful -- I don't have control over my flaming limbs. They're going all over the place. I've never been graceful.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 18, 2007 | Claire Zulkey, Special to The Times
Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance," which just wrapped up its third installment, might be the best competition show on prime-time television. On what other program are viewers treated to a pool of talented contestants working as hard as they can on a beautiful art form, knowledgeable and caring judges, and noteworthy performances each and every week? This season's winner, crowned at the end of Thursday night's results show, Sabra Johnson typified everything that is wonderful about the show.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 2007 | Claire Zulkey, Special to The Times
The judges on "American Idol" may get booed a lot, but they often, and rightly so, hide behind the excuse that it's the fans, not the judges, who make the controversial decisions that would keep less talented but oddly popular contestants on the show instead of more talented ones. It used to be the spark of the show, the "anything can happen!" aspect that kept the program from being little more than a glorified talent show.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 2007 | Claire Zulkey, Special to The Times
It's early in the season, so all this potential goodwill has lots of room to be spoiled, but "So You Think You Can Dance" seems to insult its audience's intelligence much less than the average reality TV show. While there are times the viewers at home are being overly played to (did we really need two contestants who managed to power through with false limbs?), the show seems for the most part to treat its fans and participants with a healthy amount of respect.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2007 | Greg Braxton, Times Staff Writer
Cat Deeley, the relentlessly upbeat host of Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance," would be the first to admit it: She's out of step with her own show. Or, to put it more bluntly, Cat can't dance. "Oh, I'm absolutely terrible," Deeley said gleefully in a heavy British accent when asked about her own dancing skills. "I'm really awful -- I don't have control over my flaming limbs. They're going all over the place. I've never been graceful.
NEWS
August 24, 2006 | Greg Braxton
Fox got good ratings with its summer dance competition "So You Think You Can Dance," and the viewer enthusiasm didn't end with last week's finale. The 10 finalists are going on tour, and all 37 dates, which went on sale last Saturday, sold out in just a few hours. "A number of cities were sold out in 11 minutes," said Allen Shapiro, one of the show's executive producers. "We clearly had confidence in the tour, but the intense emotional core that the show struck went beyond our expectations."
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