Ovation Gets 'So You Think You Can Dance' Rights

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Ovation said it has bought exclusive off-network rights to Fox's So You Think You Can Dance from Twentieth Television and will lead off with season 6 episodes this August.

The independently owned arts-based network said it acquired the rights to seasons 6-8 of the dance competition series and plans to air episodes in a three-hour block on weekends, SVP of programming Kris Slava said. The network said in a release it would strip the show from Friday to Monday.

Season 6 originally aired in 2009, and Fox will debut season 8 episodes in May, Ovation said. Fox airs new episodes during the week, Ovation officials said.

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