Is 'So You Think You Can Dance' in trouble? Nigel Lythgoe tweets for support
Without it, it sounds like the show could be ending this summer.
Lythgoe's first tweet on Monday (April 28) got straight to the point.
This could possibly be the final series of #SYTYCD this year. Please ask your friends and families to support the show, great ratings help.-- Nigel Lythgoe (@dizzyfeet) April 28, 2014
Ever the conscientious executive, Lythgoe followed up with the pertinent details about when fans should show their support.
Support #SYTYCD 28th May on FOX. We need good ratings this year. Please RT. Tell everyone you know.-- Nigel Lythgoe (@dizzyfeet) April 28, 2014
Finally, it looks like Lythgoe got at least the initial support he had wanted -- he thanked those who had already tweeted and reminded them to keep it up.
Thank you for all the support I've been getting from the #SYTYCD fans out there. The 28th May is the date to remember. Tell your friends.-- Nigel Lythgoe (@dizzyfeet) April 29, 2014
Does this really mean that "So You Think You Can Dance" could be on the FOX chopping block? It's a tough question, seeing as the program always has a limited summer run when the network typically has little else on (though that is changing this summer). And with the stars being hopeful dancers plucked from obscurity, "SYTYCD" is likely one of the network's cheapest programs.
Ratings are key though, so Lythgoe and the show's fans will probably have to wait until Wednesday, May 28 for the "So You Think You Can Dance" Season 11 premiere.