“SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” returns Wed., May 15; “TOXIC OFFICE: DOES SOMEONE HAVE TO GO?” debuts Thur., May 23
LOS ANGELES — So You Think You Can Dance returns for its historic 10th season with a two-night season premiere event showcasing America’s talented dancers during the audition rounds Tuesday, May 14 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and Wednesday, May 15 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Emmy Award-nominated hit dance competition series So You Think You Can Dance will feature host Cat Deeley and resident judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy, as well as guest judges including Minnie Driver, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Wayne Brady, All-Star Stephen “tWitch” Boss and Adam Shankman, among others, at auditions in Austin, Boston, Detroit, Memphis and Los Angeles. Each two-hour show will again feature breathtaking performances as well as suspenseful eliminations, as the contestants compete to be named America’s Favorite Dancers.
New unscripted workplace experiment Toxic Office: Does Someone Have to Go? will premiere Thursday, May 23 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following the time period premiere of Hell's Kitchen (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. In the new six-episode series, the boardroom doors get blown wide open when employees are given the power to make some tough decisions. Frustrated bosses will hand over the reins of their companies to the employees, offering their respective staffs a chance to make changes in the workplace – even if it means letting co-workers go. Each participating office will have its own set of issues, which will force them to take a hard look at what’s plaguing their workplace and answer the toughest question of all: Does someone have to go?
Featured in the first two episodes of Toxic Office: Does Someone Have to Go? is Velocity Merchant Services (VMS), a family-owned business in Downers Grove, Ill. When the family owners leave the company in the hands of their employees – including the owner’s cousins and mother – the staff quickly learns that solving personnel issues isn’t as easy as it looks. Forced to make difficult decisions and fix the company’s problems, they also realize that blood may not be thicker than water.
So You Think You Can Dance was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and is from 19 Entertainment, a division of Core Media Group, and dick clark productions, inc. The series is executive-produced by Fuller; Lythgoe; Barry Adelman, Executive Vice President of dick clark productions, inc.; and Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions, inc. “Like” the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/soyouthinkyoucandance. Follow the series on Twitter @DANCEonFOX and join the discussion at #sytycd. Also, follow host Cat Deeley at @catdeeley, and follow the judges Nigel Lythgoe @dizzyfeet and Mary Murphy @hottamaletrain.
Toxic Office: Does Someone Have to Go? is produced by Endemol USA (Big Brother, Steve Harvey, Wipeout). Cris Abrego, Ben Samek, Rabih Gholam and Fernando Mills are executive producers. “Like” the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/toxicoffice . Follow the series on Twitter @ToxicOffice and join the discussion at #toxicoffice.