September 07, 2009 01:00 PM by Britteny Elrick
For the first time since it’s debut, So You Think You Can Dance will be airing during the fall timeslot this season.Â Cat Deeley opened up about her anticipation and slight apprehension surrounding the upcoming sixth season during a conference call last week.
Cat told reporters that there is definitely a demand for the show to return, however, she is still a bit nervous.Â “But if I’m being very, very honest, I am approaching it with a little bit of trepidation.Â You just don’t know if it’s all a bit too much too soon,” she said. Â ”But I have to say after going out on the road and meeting the new contestants that we’ve got coming through, I have to say that the standard of dancing is higher than ever and also characters are better than ever before too.”
Regardless of any nervousness, she is confident in the show’s success and how it resonates with viewers. “I think it’s definitely a case of that everyone knows the format now and everybody knows how the show works.Â They seem very comfortable with the format and they know exactly what’s going to happen every week,” she said.Â “Then there’s just so many characters with different personalities and different strengths and weaknesses and I think that’s what people find intriguing.”
Of the new contestants Cat said, “I know that we have — not that they’ve been picked into our Top 10 [guys and girls] yet — but we have the most incredible crumper, which would be amazing for us. Also, we’ve had lots of tappers audition this year.Â So I think you might even see like a full Broadway number with a group of tappers, which would be insane.”
So You Think You Can Dance will premiere Wednesday, September 9 at 8PM ET/PT on Fox.
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