Simon talks about the making of the first THE X FACTOR promo.
So You Think You Can Dance could be headed to a town near you. Don’t miss your chance to see your favorite dancers perform the most memorable Season 8 routines live!
Fall’s hottest ticket will not only feature this season’s most popular routines but also original pieces created specifically for the nationwide tour. The Season 8 dancers going on tour are Caitlynn Lawson, Clarice Ordaz, Jess LeProtto, Jordan Casanova, Marko Germar, Melanie Moore, Mitchell Kelly, Ricky Jaime, Sasha Mallory and Tadd Gadduang.
The 32-city tour will kick-off Saturday, September 17 in Orlando, FL and conclude on Wednesday, November 2 in San Diego, CA with tickets for all shows going on sale Friday, July 29 at 10AM ET.
“We are thrilled with the season’s spectacular, raw talent we discovered. Watching these dancers each week truly inspires me and it is my distinct pleasure to share them with the nation,” stated Nigel Lythgoe.
Check out the details below.
||Orlando, FL||Amway Center||Fri, July 29 @ 10am|
|Sunday||Sept 18||Miami, FL||American Airlines Arena||Fri, July 29 @ 10am|
|Tuesday||Sept 20||Duluth, GA||Arena at Gwinnett Center||Fri, July 29 @ 10am|
|Wednesday||Sept 21||Charlotte, NC||Time Warner Cable Arena||Fri, July 29 @ 10am|
|Friday||Sept 23||Norfolk, VA||Constant Convocation Center||Fri, July 29 @ 10am|
|Saturday||Sept 24||Fairfax, VA||Patriot Center||Fri, July 29 @ 10am|
|Sunday||Sept 25||Philadelphia, PA||Wells Fargo Center||Fri, July 29 @ 10am|
|Tuesday||Sept 27||Boston, MA||Agganis Arena||Fri, July 29 @ 10am|
|Thursday||Sept 29||Providence, RI||Dunkin’ Donuts Center||Fri, July 29 @ 10am|
|Friday||Sept 30||Atlantic City, NJ||Trump Taj Mahal||Fri, July 29 @ 10am|
|Saturday||Oct 1||Mashantucket, CT||MGM Grand at Foxwoods||Fri, July 29 @ 10am|
|Monday||Oct 3||Long Island, NY||Nassau Coliseum||Fri, July 29 @ 10am|
|Tuesday||Oct 4||Newark, NJ||Prudential Center||Fri, July 29 @ 10am|
|Thursday||Oct 6||Pittsburgh, PA||Petersen Events Center||Fri, July 29 @ 10am|
|Saturday||Oct 8||Detroit, MI||FOX Theatre||Fri, July 29 @ 10am|
|Sunday||Oct 9||Toronto, ON||Air Canada Centre||Fri, July 29 @ 10am|
|Tuesday||Oct 11||Cincinnati, OH||U.S. Bank Arena||Fri, July 29 @ 10am|
|Wednesday||Oct 12||Rosemont, IL||Allstate Arena||Fri, July 29 @ 10am|
|Thursday||Oct 13||Minneapolis, MN||Target Center||Fri, July 29 @ 10am|
|Saturday||Oct 15||St. Louis, MO||Chaifetz Arena||Fri, July 29 @ 10am|
|Sunday||Oct 16||Tulsa, OK||BOK Center||Fri, July 29 @ 10am|
|Tuesday||Oct 18||Memphis, TN||FedExForum||Fri, July 29 @ 10am|
|Wednesday||Oct 19||New Orleans, LA||Lakefront Arena||Fri, July 29 @ 10am|
|Friday||Oct 21||Cedar Park, TX||Cedar Park Centre||Fri, July 29 @ 10am|
|Saturday||Oct 22||Grand Prairie, TX||Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie||Fri, July 29 @ 10am|
|Monday||Oct 24||Broomfield, CO||1st Bank Center||Fri, July 29 @ 10am|
|Wednesday||Oct 26||West Valley City, UT||Maverik Center||Fri, July 29 @ 10am|
|Friday||Oct 28||Stockton, CA||Stockton Arena||Fri, July 29 @ 10am|
|Saturday||Oct 29||Los Angeles, CA||NOKIA Theatre LA Live||Fri, July 29 @ 10am|
|Sunday||Oct 30||San Jose, CA||HP Pavilion at San Jose||Fri, July 29 @ 10am|
|Tuesday||Nov 1||Bakersfield, CA||Rabobank Arena||Fri, July 29 @ 10am|
|Wednesday||Nov 2||San Diego, CA||Valley View Casino Arena||Fri, July 29 @ 10am|
Last night, the Top 10 performed with the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE All-Stars for the first time. Tonight, Cat Deeley announced that the four finalists who received the fewest of America’s votes were Jordan Casanova, Ricky Jaime, Mitchell Kelly and Clarice Ordaz. Then, judges Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and guest judge Neil Patrick Harris revealed that Ordaz and Kelly would be going home.
The competition continues next week when the Top 8 finalists – Jordan Casanova, Tadd Gadduang, Marko Germar, Ricky Jaime, Caitlynn Lawson, Jess LeProtto, Sasha Mallory and Melanie Moore – compete on a two-hour, live performance show airing Wednesday, July 27 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
Next week’s guest judges will be global pop icon Lady Gaga and multi-award-winning director and choreographer Rob Marshall, and the All-Star Partners making a return to the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE stage will be Lauren Froderman, Anya Garnis, Jaimie Goodwin, Lauren Gottlieb, Neil Haskell, Ivan Koumaev, Pasha Kovalev and Ade Obayomi.
Tune in the following night, Thursday, July 28 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), for special performances by Lady Gaga and dance group LXD.
The three couples who received the fewest votes tonight were: Caitlynn Lawson and Mitchell Kelly; Ryan Ramirez and Ricky Jaime; and Sasha Mallory and Alexander Fost. Judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy, along with guest judges Sonya Tayeh and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, asked the six finalists to perform solo routines and then eliminated Ramirez and Fost.
In addition to the sensational performances on this week’s results show, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE celebrated eight Primetime Emmy Award nominations today, including two firsts: Outstanding Reality-Competition Series and Outstanding Host for Reality or Reality-Competition Series for Cat Deeley.
The competition continues next week on America’s favorite dance show when the Top 10 finalists – Jordan Casanova, Tadd Gadduang, Marko Germar, Ricky Jaime, Mitchell Kelly, Caitlynn Lawson, Jess LeProtto, Sasha Mallory, Melanie Moore and Clarice Ordaz – will be paired with All-Star Partners – Melody Lacayanga, Allison Holker, Pasha Kovalev, Comfort Fedoke, Chelsie Hightower, tWitch, Brandon Bryant, Kathryn McCormick and Robert Roldan – and will compete for America and the judges, including actor Neil Patrick Harris, who appears as the week’s guest judge, on a two-hour live performance show airing Wednesday, July 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
Tune in the following night, Thursday, July 21 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), for special performances by the pan-Asian, all-female pop group Blush – who will make their American television debut with rapper Snoop Dogg – and ballet dancer Daniil Simkin.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE scored 8 Emmy Nominations, including a nod for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program as well as one for our own Cat Deeley for Outstanding Host (her first!!).
And the nominations are…
• OUTSTANDING REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
• OUTSTANDING HOST FOR A REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM: Cat Deeley
• OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY: Mia Michaels; Routines: “Alice in Mia-Land/Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” / “When We Dance” / “This Bitter Earth – On The Nature of Daylight”
• OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY: Stacey Tookey; Routines: “Mad World” / “Sundrenched World” / “Heaven Is A Place On Earth”
• OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY: Travis Wall; Routines: “Collide” / “How It Ends” / “Fix You”
• OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY: Tabitha D’umo & Napoleon D’umo; Routines: “Scars” / “Fallin” / “Outta Your Mind”
• OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY: Mandy Jo Moore; Routines: “Oh Yeah” / “Boogie Shoes” / “I Surrender”
• OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN/LIGHTING DIRECTION FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES, Robert Barnhart, Lighting Designer; Peter Radcie, Lighting Director; Patrick Boozer, Lighting Director; & Matt Fireston, Lighting Director
Starz has finally released the ‘Spartacus: Vengeance’ trailer that the network showed at Comic-Con, and I’ve posted it below for your viewing pleasure.
I also interviewed ‘Spartacus’ executive producer and creator, Steven DeKnight, on Friday, and though I’ll post the majority of the interview closer to the show’s January premiere, but share some of his responses regarding the epic scope of the new season. First question: Did the show have the resources to properly depict Spartacus’ post-ludus life on the run with his fellow escaped slaves?
“We definitely have quite a bit more money than we did in the past seasons and it shows,” DeKnight said of the 10-episode season. “I mean, just look at the trailer. That one shot of a mine with a thousand people working in it gives you an idea the scope that we’re going for.”
Filed under: TV News
Trinity is coming to ‘Chuck.’ Well, not exactly, but ‘Matrix’ actress Carrie-Anne Moss will be joining the fifth and final season of NBC’s hit spy comedy in a recurring role, according to a report in TVLine.
Moss will play Gertrude Verbanski, a deadly owner of a private spy firm that’s in competition with Chuck and Sarah’s new operation. TVLine reports that Moss’s character will be a romantic foil and rival to John Casey, and that casting breakdowns describe her as “Miranda Priestly meets Lara Croft, with a rather wicked sense of humor.”
Moss joins a pantheon of sci-fi legends ‘Chuck’ has been able to recruit as guest stars. Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in ‘Star Wars,’ signed on for the Season 5 premiere earlier this week. Other luminaries have included as James Bond (Timothy Dalton), Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), Superman (Brandon Routh), Dr. Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) and Number Six (Tricia Helfer).