"So  You Think You Can Dance" - a good show which nonetheless has stubbornly refused to become the major hit it and Fox always seemed to think it should have become - is mixing up the format a bit for the 7th season, launching May 27.

 Instead of two dancers (one guy, one lady) leaving each week, just one goes. This means there will only be twenty finalists instead of the usual 10.

 Plus...and this is the biggest and most interesting change: The dancers will be partnered with former all-stars from the show who were finalists with some sort of very special skill. No names yet, but fans can guess... 

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 Here's the release:

This year, the competition is the toughest it has
ever been as the judges will pick only 10 dancers
(five guys and five girls) – from the thousands
that auditioned – to compete for the title of
America’s Favorite Dancer. During the performance
rounds, one finalist will go home weekly.
Additionally, the competitors will be partnered
each week with a different SO YOU THINK YOU CAN
DANCE All-Star dancer – former SYTYCD finalists
who are skilled in various styles of dance,
including ballroom, hip-hop, jazz and
contemporary. The All-Star Partners will be
announced shortly.