[10/19/05 - 12:00 AM]
FOX Announces Second Season of "So You Think You Can Dance"

[via press release from FOX]


Ultimate Dance Competition Returns Next Summer

FOX announced today that its popular series SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE has been picked up for a second season and is slated to return next summer. "From the beginning, we loved the concept and felt this would be a tremendous asset to our schedule. We were amazed at the talent we discovered and we're delighted the series will be returning for another season on FOX," said Mike Darnell, Executive Vice President of Alternative Programming and Specials. "We are excited that SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE will be returning for its second season. This show is unique and unlike anything else on television," said executive producer Nigel Lythgoe. "We are very proud of the show and are thrilled that it performed so well throughout the season."

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE finished Summer 2005 ranked as the No. 1 program in its time period among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34/25-54, Men 18-49/18-34, Women 18-49/18-34/25-54 and Teens. The series ranked among the Top 10 summer programs in Adults 18-49 (#5), Adults 18-34 (#6), Teens (#6), Women 18-49 (#3), Women 18-34 (#2), Men 18-34 (#9) and Females 12-17 (#1), and in the Top 15 among Men 12-17 (#13).

Nick Lazzarini of Van Nuys, CA, was the winner of the show's first season, dancing away with a $100,000 cash prize and a New York City apartment rent-free for one year.

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.

About 19 Entertainment
19 Entertainment, which was recently acquired by CKX, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKXE), is recognized as a leading creator, provider and promoter of globally successful, music-based entertainment, or "Entertainment Brands." 19 has attracted a unique collection of expertise in people who work together to integrate and leverage activity across television, music, film, merchandising, music publishing, recording, artist/writer and producer management, sponsorship and promotion. To date, 19 has been involved in the creation of 106 No. 1 singles and 83 No. 1 albums, with an impressive tally of 281 Top 40 albums and 430 Top 40 singles.

About dick clark productions
Founded in 1957, dick clark productions has grown to become a leading independent producer of a wide range of TV programming for broadcast/cable networks, distributors and advertisers. The Company has produced thousands of shows and specials in all genres and for all day parts, including such perennial hits as "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve," "The American Music Awards," "The Golden Globe Awards," the "Bloopers" specials and series, the "Daytime Emmy Awards" and the "Academy of Country Music Awards," among others. The Company also is a leading creator of award-winning communications experiences from live events and meetings to integrated marketing programs for major corporations.

  [october 2005]  


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