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So You Think You Can Dance: Mia’s Out, Mary’s Back!

November 23, 2010 07:00 AM by Shayla Perry


The people at Fox are really into making changes these days. Just days after announcing some pretty big shake-ups on season 10 of American Idol, we now learn that Mia Michaels of So You Think You Can Dance has quit. And apparently, the network didn’t have to look too far to find her replacement–Mary Murphy! Keep reading for all the latest!

Just a year after landing a permanent spot at the judges’ table on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, choreographer Mia Michaels has quit the show.

“Last year when I was sitting on the [judges'] panel, I knew it wasn’t the right fit because I felt too glossy sitting on the panel,” says Michaels in an interview with E! News. “People were so focused on what I wore and my hair. I wanted to get dirty and back to the work. I am an artist and I’m a visionary. I need to paint my world now and not be constantly linked to So You Think You Can Dance.”

But if you’re as big a fan of Mia as she is of herself (if that’s even possible), don’t worry, you’ll still have a chance to see Michaels on the small screen. E! News reports that the choreographer will be starring in a new reality show on Bravo, and is also writing a memoir and working on developing a Broadway show.

And though she has some strong opinions about her stint on SYTYCD, Michaels admits that it was “a wonderful platform” for her career, and that Mary Murphy is truly a better fit for the position.

“I heard they’re bringing Mary Murphy back and I’m really happy for her,” says Mia. “I’ve sat in that chair, but I feel like that was Mary’s chair.”

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4 Responses to “So You Think You Can Dance: Mia’s Out, Mary’s Back!”

  1. Christine McDow Says:
    November 23rd, 2010 at 7:42 am

    I saw this one coming! Yay! Can’t wait to have Mary back!

  2. Lisa Princ Says:
    November 23rd, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Me either, the show is not the same without her!

  3. Sharon Blanchard Says:
    February 8th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Tell Mary if she ever needs a voice, I am willing to lend her mine. I am always be chastised at work for being too loud. What can I say. I love life.

  4. Yvette Says:
    May 16th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    I don’t tend to publicly down talk women, but when it comes to Mia “quitting” dancing with the stars, I say YAHHHHH!!!!! She’s an emotionally bitter jerk. Goodbye!!!


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