May 11th, 2010
05:32 PM ET

Has the hot tamale train left the station?

Fox has already announced major changes for the seventh season of “So You Think You Can Dance” - judges will choose 10 dancers to compete rather than the usual 20, one contestant will be eliminated each week rather than two and former contestants will return as “all-star dancers” to partner with the new cast.

And the changes don’t end on the dance floor. Fox wrote in a blog post Monday, the judges table will look a bit differently this season, as well.

Unfortunately, or fortunately for viewers who wear ear plugs to keep her from damaging their ear drums, it doesn’t look like ballroom expert Mary Murphy will be a fixture on the show this season.

However, joining executive producer and co-creator Nigel Lythgoe and director and choreographer Adam Shankman will be Emmy Award-winning choreographer Mia Michaels, who was absent during season six.

Murphy has helped judge during the audition process and will hopefully guest judge and choreograph throughout the season, a source close to the show tells CNN.

There’s a chance the hot tamale train will make its way to season seven after all.

The two-hour season premiere will air May 27.

soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. OhhhK

    Grammar, Shammar. The right word is spelled with an accent?

    May 12, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  2. Grammar jr

    "good writers should write the blogs only?" Is English your second language? That's terrible syntax. Maybe look to your own before calling out CNN on its bad grammar.

    May 12, 2010 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  3. prototaloy

    good eye Grammar!

    May 12, 2010 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
  4. Grammar

    A sentence on shouldn't read "look differently," should it? 'Look' is a verb of being and therefore not an action verb, therefore the verb does not need an adverb following it. Shouldn't it read "look different?" You don't say "look sickly, look badly/feel badly, etc." CNN, please copy edit your blog before allowing it to be posted, you're setting a bad example for youngsters reading these. And this wasn't well written at all, next time good writers should write the blogs only.

    May 11, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |

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