So You Think You Can Dance Season 17 Not 'Moving Forward' Due to Coronavirus



The news comes months after the cancellation of So You Think You Can Dance's preliminary auditions in New York City, Los Angeles and Miami due to concerns over the outbreak.

In lieu of in-person auditions, the show accepted online submissions from dance hopefuls up until March 22.

Prior to Thursday's news, host Cat Deeley was slated to return alongside judges Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Laurieann Gibson.

Though So You Think You Can Dance will not be moving forward with production this year, other talent competition shows such as American Idol and The Voice have found a workaround amid the coronavirus crisis, producing new episodes remotely as judges and contestants film from their respective homes.

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