FOX is announcing summer premiere dates for returning series Beat Shazam, Love Connection, Masterchef, and So You Think You Can Dance, as well as new series Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back.
It’s not mentioned in the press release, but Nigel Lythgoe has confirmed that the All Star dancers will return, but not until later in the season. In other words, the format reverts back to the judges chooses the finalists, not the All Stars like last season.
Also, according to Nigel: “The Top 20 is back with contestants in the 18-30-age range, but it’s not exactly the old format. There is a twist that has yet to be announced. We got it back in a certain way. We have less hours than we had,” he explained. “We have to work the format into the time period that we have — some shows are one hour, some shows are two hours. You have to mold for what you are given.”
“We got it back in a certain way. We have less hours than we had,” he explained. “We have to work the format into the time period that we have — some shows are one hour, some shows are two hours. You have to mold for what you are given.”
Hosted by Cat Deeley and featuring Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Vanessa Hudgens as resident judges, So You Think You Can Dance enters its 15th season on Monday, June 4 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Highly-skilled dancers between the ages of 18 and 30 will showcase their talents in various dance styles, including contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation, breaking and more. Those who are selected to move on to the SYTYCD studio will work with world-renowned choreographers and compete LIVE each week for America’s votes in a variety of styles. Contestants will be eliminated weekly until a winner is named on the season finale.
Additional finale dates, summer premiere dates and schedule information to be announced.
FOX 2018 SUMMER PREMIERE DATES
(All times ET/PT, except as noted)
Monday, May 21
- 8:00-10:00 PM ET live/ 2018 MISS USA® PT tape-delayed
Tuesday, May 29
- 8:00-9:00 PM BEAT SHAZAM (Season Premiere)
- 9:00-10:00 PM LOVE CONNECTION (Season Premiere)
Wednesday, May 30
- 8:00-10:00 PM MASTERCHEF (Two-Hour Season Premiere)
Monday, June 4
- 8:00-9:00 PM SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (Season Premiere)
- 9:00-10:00 PM MASTERCHEF (Encore Episode)
Wednesday, June 6
- 8:00-10:00 PM MASTERCHEF (All-New Two-Hour Episode)
Wednesday, June 13
- 8:00-9:00 PM MASTERCHEF (Time Period Premiere)
- 9:00-10:00 PM GORDON RAMSAY’S 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK (Series Premiere)