Adam Shankman Joins “So You Think You Can Dance” As New Judge

The judge’s table on FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance just got a new permanent dance expert.

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Director and choreographer Adam Shankman will join Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe as a on the reality dance series, TV Guide has confirmed. Adam — whose film credits include Bedtime Stories, 17 Again, and Hairspray – has guest judged the show multiple times over the years and will begin bringing his critiques to the show with the Top 20 performance show on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

“‘So You Think You Can Dance’ is one of the most important things to happen in the last decade for the art form,” Adam said in a statement. “Choreography is how I found my way into this business, and I’m proud to be a part of the show. As a filmmaker, it’s an honor to be able to recognize choreographers and dancers, and to be able to bring all of this amazing work into America’s homes,” Adam continued. “These kids challenge themselves every week, and it’s great for people to see how terrific these dancers are.”

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