SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Top 20 Revealed as CTV Adds Extra Episode, Sunday, Aug. 23



    
    - Auditions conclude with the highs and lows from Montreal and Edmonton
    on Tuesday, August 18 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV -

    - Then close to 200 dancers face off in Toronto during Finals Week for a
    spot in the Top 20, Wednesday, August 19 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV -

    - Encore episodes air Sunday, August 23 at 2 p.m. ET and Sunday,
    August 30 at 5 p.m. ET on MuchMusic, before moving to the regular
    timeslot of Sundays at 6 p.m. ET beginning September 6 -
    

    TORONTO, Aug. 17 /CNW/ - The level of talent is extraordinary. As a
result, CTV will add an extra hour of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA on
Sunday, August 23 at 9 p.m. ET (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast
times). Following tomorrow's audition show and Wednesday's Finals show,
Sunday's special episode will feature the pivotal moments when this year's SO
YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Top 20 are revealed.

    
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    CANADA at ctvmedia.ca/dance2009.
    

    "These 20 individuals will capture our imagination with the language of
dance," said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV
Inc. "Over the next few months, viewers won't want to miss a second as these
talented dancers evolve even further in front of our eyes."
    "We had amazing talent our first season, but the quality of the dancers
we discovered this year has set the bar even higher," said Sandra Faire,
Executive Producer SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA. "We can't wait to
introduce this newly discovered talent to the country."

    Dancers have one last chance to earn their boarding pass during the
Montreal and Edmonton auditions on Tuesday, August 18 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV, and
then they're off to Toronto for Finals Week. The highs, lows and eliminations
aren't easy as the dancers face a variety of different genres as well as
mental and physical challenges during Finals Week, Wednesday, August 19 at 8
p.m. ET on CTV. Dance challenges in Wednesday's episode include a round of
Hip-Hop with special guest judge Luther Brown, Jazz Funk with judge Tré
Armstrong, and Ballroom with judge Jean Marc Genereux and his dance partner
and wife, France Mousseau. Then, it's the most anxiety-filled round of the
week - Contemporary with special guest judge Blake McGrath.

    In Sunday's special one-hour Top 20 reveal episode (August 23 at 9 p.m.
ET), the final group of competitors find out whether they proved to the judges
they have what it takes to make it into the Season 2 Top 20. With a week of
battling nerves behind them, the remaining competitors learn their fate one by
one as viewers discover who will be competing for their votes this season.

    The SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Season 2 Top 20 are poised to tear
up the dance floor during the first Performance episode on Tuesday, August 25
at 8 p.m. ET, followed by the elimination of the first two dancers Wednesday,
August 26 at 7:30 p.m. ET on CTV. Encore episodes air Sunday, August 23 at 2
p.m. ET and Sunday, August 30 at 5 p.m. ET on MuchMusic, before moving to the
regular timeslot of Sundays at 6 p.m. ET beginning September 6 on MuchMusic
(visit muchmusic.com to confirm local broadcast times). The Season 2 broadcast
schedule continues as follows on CTV (all times ET; times and dates subject to
change; visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times):

    
    -   Tuesday, August 18 at 8 p.m. ET (two hours) - Montreal and Edmonton
        Auditions

    -   Wednesday, August 19 at 8 p.m. ET (two hours) - Finals Week

    -   Sunday, August 23 at 9 p.m. ET (one hour) - Top 20 Reveal Special

    -   Tuesday, August 25 at 8 p.m. ET (two hours) - Top 20 Performance
        Episode

    -   Wednesday, August 26 at 7:30 p.m. ET (half hour) - Top 20 Results
        Episode
    

    Highlights from each week's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA episodes
and behind-the-scenes interviews will be available on demand on the CTV Video
Player at CTV.ca. For up-to-date SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA
information, visit the series' official website, dance.ctv.ca. There, fans can
interact with their favourite dancers, judges and choreographers by browsing
the image galleries, videos, blogs, forums and more.

    SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel
Lythgoe, and is produced in association with CTV by Danse TV Productions in
association with CTV. Sandra Faire and Trisa Dayot are Executive Producers.
Susanne Boyce is President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc.

    
    About Danse TV Productions
    --------------------------
    
    Executive Producer Sandra Faire, acclaimed as one of Canada's leading
variety producers, is also a vice-chair of the National Ballet of Canada and a
cabinet member of Grand Jeté for the National Ballet School. Ms. Faire, along
with Executive Producer Trisa Dayot, Senior Producers Bronwyn Warren and
Millan Curry-Sharples and producer Janet Lavack, helm SO YOU THINK YOU CAN
DANCE CANADA. For over a decade the team has produced an impressive array of
Canadian award-winning programs seen in Canada and the U.S. Ms. Faire still
holds the record for the highest-rated variety special in Canadian television
history, ANNE MURRAY'S FAMILY CHRISTMAS, which garnered a 43 per cent share on
CBC with 4.2 million viewers.

    
    About 19 Entertainment
    ----------------------
    
    The 19 Group of Companies was founded by Simon Fuller in 1985 and has
achieved over 40 No. 1 singles and 15 No. 1 albums. Fuller also has an
impressive tally of over 60 Top-40 albums and 170 Top-40 singles in the U.K.
alone. Fuller created and managed the Spice Girls, who became a global
phenomenon under his guidance, selling over 38 million albums. In 1998,
Fuller's 19 launched S Club 7, which has sold 10 million CDs worldwide, while
its three television series have consistently topped children's viewing
figures, reaching 104 countries. In 2001, Simon Fuller's 19TV created and
produced the television phenomenon "Pop Idol" and in 2002, AMERICAN IDOL. "Pop
Idol" launched the singing careers of Will Young and Gareth Gates in the U.K.,
while AMERICAN IDOL did the same for Carrie Underwood, Fantasia Barrino, Kelly
Clarkson, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks and Ruben Studdard in the United States.
19 Entertainment produces the FOX summer hit SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE along
with Dick Clark Productions, Inc.

    
    About Dick Clark Productions, Inc.
    ----------------------------------
    
    Founded in 1957, Dick Clark Productions, Inc. (DCP) is a leading
independent producer of television programming. DCP produces perennial hits
such as the American Music Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, Dick Clark's New
Year's Rockin' Eve and the Academy of Country Music Awards. DCP also produces
popular weekly television programming, including SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE,
and owns and maintains one of the world's most unique and extensive
entertainment libraries, which includes more than 30 years of American
Bandstand among other things. For additional information, please visit
www.dickclarkproductions.com.

    
    About MuchMusic
    ---------------
    
    As the No. 1 Canadian brand for teens and young adults, MuchMusic is an
integral part of today's pop-culture landscape. Live performances and
interviews with the best Canadian and international artists, and celebrity
guests put fans in the centre of the action making MuchMusic's acclaimed
street level Toronto headquarters Canada's epicentre of celebrity. A
multi-platform Canadian icon, MuchMusic.com is a favourite destination for
youth delivering music videos, user-generated content site and more. MuchMusic
spotlights homegrown talent through original productions and nurtures the
Canadian music video production industry through its annual, multi-million
dollar contribution to VideoFACT. MuchMusic is available in 8.2 million
households across Canada via cable, satellite, and mobile. For more
information, go to muchmusic.com. MuchMusic is a division of CTV Limited.

    
    About CTV Inc.
    --------------
    
    CTV, Canada's Olympic Network, is also Canada's largest private
broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and
entertainment programming, CTV is Canada's most-watched television network.
CTV Inc. also owns radio stations across the country and owns or has interests
in leading national specialty channels, featuring news, sports, factual, arts,
entertainment, music, youth and fashion programming. CTV Inc. is owned by
CTVglobemedia Inc., Canada's premier multi-media company, which also owns
Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail. CTV is the official
broadcaster of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and
London 2012 Games of the Olympiad. More information about CTV may be found on
the company website at www.ctv.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Christy Sullivan, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
CANADA, (416) 526-3052 or christy.sullivan@ctv.ca; Amanda Rinaldo, CTV Inc.,
(416) 384-5325 or amanda.rinaldo@ctv.ca; Allie Page, CTV Inc., (416) 384-4596
or allie.page@ctv.ca


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