September 18, 2009 03:00 PM by Britteny Elrick
This upcoming season, Adam Shankman will be joining Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy on the So You Think You Can DanceÂ judges panel.Â Adam, whoÂ has filled in as a guest judge on the show’s previous seasons, will bring a lot of wisdom to the table as an accomplished director, choreographer, and producer.
According to Nigel, although the panel will still occasionally welome guest judges,Â they will not fill the fourth seat permanently. “The only reason I don’t like that many judges is that it just goes on and it waffles,” he said in a conference call.Â “I think at least with dance people have got something categoric to say — a criticism of the dancer that they see and want to point out.Â So it’s normally very quick and there’s not a lot of waffling.”
Adam said of his experience in the arts,Â ”Choreography is how I found my way into this business, and I’m proud to be a part of the show. As a filmmaker, it’s an honor to be able to recognize choreographers and dancers, and to be able to bring all of this amazing work into America’s homes. These kids challenge themselves every week, and it’s great for people to see how terrific these dancers are.”
The new season of So You Think You Can DanceÂ aires Tuesday, October 27 at 8PM ET/PT.
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