Nigel Lythgoe, producer and co-creator of So You Think You Can Dance wants to the show back on Australian television.
Interviewed by Dance Informa magazine, Lythgoe took a dim view of TEN dumping the show after its 2010 season.
“I think they were incorrect in letting it go. I think they tried another programme which failed badly without it.”
While there was no show that specifically replaced Dance, he is presumably referring to TEN’s plans to produce Don’t Stop Believing this year, a decision it then reversed.
“If the TEN Network don’t want it we’re going to have to take it off them and take it to Seven or Nine with another production company,” he said.
Lythgoe even also spoke about seeing the show produced by another production company.
“I love Fremantle they’ve done very well with it, but if they’re not selling it anywhere else it’ll have to go to Shine.”