[06/23/06 - 12:00 AM]
Joy Spears and Jason Williams Are Eliminated on "So You Think You Can Dance"

[via press release from FOX]


TOP 8 COUPLES WILL COMPETE ON THE NEXT PERFORMANCE SHOW WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, ON FOX Natasha Bedingfield to Perform on the Results Show Thursday, June 29

The second season of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE kicked into high gear this week, with performances by the Top 9 couples on Wednesday and a special performance by Rihanna last night. Compared to its average last summer, the first eight episodes of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE show impressive gains, including +22% among Adults 18-49,+21% among Adults 18-34 and +17% among Teens.

The three couples who received the fewest votes after Wednesday's performance show were Joy Spears and Dmitry Chaplin; Aleksandra Wojda and Jason Williams; and Heidi Groskreutz and Ryan Rankine. After each of the six dancers performed a solo routine, the judges eliminated Spears and Williams from the competition, ending their quest to become America's No. 1 dancer. Spears, 18, is a jazz/lyrical/hip-hop specialist from Killen, AL, and Williams, 20, is a contemporary/hip-hop/jazz funk specialist from Wilmington, NC.

Having lost their partners to elimination, Wojda and Chaplin will pair up for next week's episodes.

The competition revs up on television's hottest show when the remaining 8 couples (Dmitry Chaplin and Aleksandra Wojda; Musa Cooper and Natalie Fotopoulos; Ivan Koumaev and Allison Holker; Ryan Rankine and Heidi Groskreutz; Benji Schwimmer and Donyelle Jones; Ben Susak and Ashlee Nino; Jaymz Tuaileva and Jessica Fernandez; and Travis Wall and Martha Nichols) compete on a special two-hour performance show Wednesday, June 28 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The following night, Natasha Bedingfield will perform, and the judges will send two more dancers home on the live results show Thursday, June 29 (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

British songstress Natasha Bedingfield began her music career at the age of 12, when she wrote her first song. In 2003, Bedingfield signed her first record deal and began working on her debut album, "Unwritten." In the U.S., the first single off the album, "These Words," quickly ascended into the Top 10 on the Top-40 airplay chart. Her second smash hit, "Unwritten," skyrocketed to No. 1 and became the first No. 1 pop single in the U.S. by a British female solo artist in 19 years.

Released in the UK in September 2004, "Unwritten" debuted at No 1 on the UK album sales chart and was platinum by its second week of release. This made Bedingfield one of only three female solo singers (along with Bonnie Tyler and Annie Lennox) to debut at No 1 with her first album. Her second single, "These Words," debuted at No. 1 on the UK sales, airplay and download charts. With this achievement, Bedingfield and her brother Daniel entered the Guinness World Records as the first siblings to have No. 1 singles in UK chart history. Bedingfield currently lives in Los Angeles and is working on her sophomore album.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and comes from 19 Entertainment Ltd. and dick clark productions. It is executive-produced by Simon Fuller, Nigel Lythgoe and Allen Shapiro.

  [june 2006]  


[10/07/15 - 01:26 PM]
"Please Like Me" Available on Hulu Starting October 11
The first two seasons will be available to stream, giving subscribers the chance to catch up on the hilariously dark world of Josh Thomas in advance of Pivot's October 16 season three launch of the award-winning comedy.

[10/07/15 - 01:12 PM]
World Champion Christen Press Joins FOX Sports' @TheBuzzer
Stories are posted several times a day on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and are featured throughout FS1 programming.

[10/07/15 - 11:24 AM]
TV One and NCTC Announce Long-Term Distribution Agreement
"TV One is delighted to begin a multi-year agreement with NCTC," said Michelle L. Rice.

[10/07/15 - 10:56 AM]
With Live + 3-Day Viewing, CBS Passes ABC as Friday's #1 Network in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS further spins the numbers for Friday, October 2.

[10/07/15 - 10:47 AM]
Culinary Chaos! Esquire Network Sets Premiere Date for "Knife Fight" for Tuesday, November 10 at 9/8c
Hosted by Chef Ilan Hall, each episode of the hit franchise features two celebrated chefs battling it out head-to-head, making at least two dishes in a single hour from a combination of secret ingredients.

[10/07/15 - 10:00 AM]
FOX Orders Seventh and Eighth Seasons of Emmy Award-Winning "Bob's Burgers"
"Six seasons in, the Belchers have become one of America's most beloved TV families, and we are so happy to keep them in the fold for another two seasons," said David Madden.

[10/07/15 - 09:48 AM]
Hallmark Channel's #1-Rated "Countdown to Christmas" Programming Event Starts Saturday, October 31
In 2014, "Countdown to Christmas" brought 74 million viewers to the network in November and December, making Hallmark Channel #1 among households and key demos.

[10/07/15 - 09:17 AM]
"Limitless" Sweeps Its Time Period in Viewers and Key Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 6.

[10/07/15 - 09:03 AM]
One-of-a-Kind Wednesday: Thomas Rhett and Fall Out Boy to Hit Stage Together During "The 49th Annual CMA Awards"
CMA previously announced the collaboration of Eric Church with iconic Country rocker Hank Williams, Jr. as well as performances by critically-acclaimed CMA Awards hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.

[10/07/15 - 08:42 AM]
NBC Ties for the Nightlong Win in 18-49, Marking Its 12th Straight Tuesday at #1 or Tied for #1
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 6.

[10/07/15 - 08:40 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with NBC
"NCIS" and "NCIS: New Orleans" are two of only three series even or above from last week among adults 18-49.

[10/07/15 - 08:39 AM]
Video: Crackle Releases New Trailer from First Original Scripted Drama, "The Art of More"
The series, premiering November 19, explores the underbelly and surprisingly cutthroat world of premium auction houses filled with hustlers, smugglers, power mongers and collectors of the beautiful and the bizarre.

[10/07/15 - 08:30 AM]
National Geographic Channel's Emmy(R)-Nominated "StarTalk" Hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson Returns for Second Season Beginning Sunday, Oct. 25, at 11/10c
President Bill Clinton will be the first guest of the new season, and additional guests include Susan Sarandon, Seth MacFarlane, David Byrne, Larry Wilmore, Bas Lansdorp, Penn and Teller, David Crosby, Brian Cox and Gina McCarthy.

[10/07/15 - 08:26 AM]
"Fresh Off the Boat" Grows Week to Week and Dominates Fox's "The Grinder"
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 6.

[10/07/15 - 08:25 AM]
ESPN/ABC College Football Week 5: ABC Televises Most-Viewed Prime-Time and Afternoon Games of the Week
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, October 3.