So You Assume You Can Dance has tapped sitcom vet Leah Remini to fill the emptiness left by Matthew Morrison, who was ousted as a Season 17 decide in Might.
Remini will make her judging debut on the Fox competitors’s June 15 episode (9/8c), which is not going to solely reveal this season’s High 12 contestants, however can even mark So You Assume You Can Dance‘s three hundredth episode. She joins Stephen “tWitch” Boss and JoJo Siwa on the dais.
“I’m thrilled to affix So You Assume You Can Dance on its milestone three hundredth episode,” Remini mentioned in an announcement. “I sit up for guiding these extremely proficient artists by this competitors as a fan of the present and an amazing admirer of dancers. I can’t wait to see the artistry that the contestants carry to the stage!”
The information of Remini’s hiring comes precisely two weeks after Morrison abruptly exited SYTYCD simply days into his gig as a Season 17 decide. On the time, Morrison mentioned in an announcement that he “didn’t comply with competitors manufacturing protocols” after the audition rounds had been full, thereby “stopping me from with the ability to decide the competitors pretty.”
The Glee alum then provided extra specifics six days later, following a report from Folks that Morrison had been let go for sending “flirty direct messages” to a feminine competitor. He addressed the rumors in an Instagram video the place he learn aloud “the one message” he mentioned he despatched to a contestant: “‘Hey, it’s Matthew. If you happen to don’t thoughts, would like to get your quantity and discuss you thru some issues.’” (Morrison claimed that he and the unnamed contestant “each share a mutual respect for a choreographer” that Morrison has recognized for years, and that he “was making an attempt to assist her get a job as a choreographer on the present.”)
Although Remini is finest acknowledged for her work on comedies like The King of Queens and Kevin Can Wait (in addition to the Emmy-winning docuseries Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath), she does have dance expertise to talk of: Remini competed on Season 17 of Dancing With the Stars, the place she completed in fifth place, and he or she later returned to guest-judge a Season 28 episode.
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