"SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE" SEASON SIX DEBUTS AUGUST 5 ON OVATION
Ovation to Air Three Seasons of the Popular Dance Competition,
Leading Off with Season Six, Which Features Performances by Snoop Dogg, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige and Adam Lambert
Ovation to Include Original "Extras" Featuring Commentary from Dancers, Choreographers and Judges
June 29, 2011 --- Ovation, the only network devoted to arts culture, will air exclusive encore presentations of the popular dance competition series, So You Think You Can Dance, starting August 5th at 8 p.m.ET/PT. In addition, the network is producing original "extras" featuring the judges, dancers and choreographers as they reveal their favorite and most emotional moments from the show.
"This summer, not only are we giving dance fans a second chance to see one of TV's most exciting competition shows, we're providing exclusive 'extras' -- original content to accompany each and every episode. Viewers will get insight into incredible moments on the show from the people who were there as it happened," said Kris Slava, SVP, Programming, Ovation.
So You Think You Can Dance has been a hit with viewers since its debut on FOX in 2005 and has won five Emmy Awards(R) for Outstanding Choreography and a total of seven Emmys altogether.
Ovation has acquired seasons 6-8 of the show and will kick off with season six, airing weekly from Friday to Monday at 8p.m.ET/PT. Hosted by Cat Deeley, judges from season six include Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Adam Shankman and guest judges Debbie Allen, Lil' C and Tyce Diorio. Snoop Dogg, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige and Adam Lambert were among the musical performers from season six, which crowned Russell Ferguson the winner.
A complete schedule for So You Think You Can Dance is available at ovationtv.com.
Along with the debut of the series, Ovation will produce a series of web videos that feature top celebrities from the series. These will be made available on http://www.ovationtv.com/dance and focus on dance tips for non-dancers. There will also be highlights videos with commentary from judges and participants, as well as live chat sessions with talent from that week's episode.
So You Think You Can Dance was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and is produced by 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions, inc.
Ovation is the only multi-platform network devoted to arts culture. Ovation gives its viewers access to the artists who define our cultural landscape through its one-of-a-kind mix of hand-picked documentaries, series, movies, and specials.
The channel reaches a national audience of 43 million households through carriage on cable systems, DirecTV (channel 274), Dish Network (channel 157) and Telco systems nationally. Ovation is also available in HD and VOD (both in standard and high definition). Ovation extends its linear channel experience for viewers online via its popular website, www.ovationtv.com. In addition to offering contests, trivia, facts and supplemental video online, the network has created an award-winning online community (www.ovationtv.com/community) for everyone from passionate artists to curious creative's who want to share their work and their thoughts. To date, over 160,000 pieces of original art have been uploaded to the site by members.