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The Television Critics Association Press Tour is going to be crawling with TVWeek staffers. Check this space for observations from the presentations, hallway chatter and the dope on who was misbehaving at the parties. TVWeek’s Jon Lafayette, Josef Adalian, Andrew Krukowski, Sergio Ibarra and Vlada Gelman all will post as they scour the scene for news.


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July 14, 2008 11:57 AM

So You Think You Can Dance TCA Panel

Ballroom Dancing: "So You Think You Can Dance" finalists Matt Dorame of Glendale, Ariz., and Kourtni Lind of Forest Lake, Minn., perform at TCA.

Fox kicked off its portion of the Television Critics Association press tour Monday with the judges and host of its hit summer series “So You Think You Can Dance,” the search for America’s favorite dancer. In attendance were host Cat Deeley and judges Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Mia Michaels.

The competition series is halfway through its summer run, with the top 10 dancers set to take the stage on Wednesday night. While many shakeups were expected as the couples were broken off into random pairings, Mr. Lythgoe, also executive producer for “Dance” and “American Idol,” had other changes to announce, some inadvertently.

Officially, Jessica King is out of the competition due to an injury. Mr. Lythgoe said he was not at liberty to discuss the details due to legal reasons.

Taking her place will be recently eliminated contestant Comfort Fedoke. Although Ms. Fedoke was out after failing to impress the judges with her solo, Ms. Michaels, also a choreographer, said, “I have a feeling that she’s gonna step it up.”

As for the new pairings for this week, Mr. Lythgoe let slip that fan favorite Joshua Allen will be paired with Courtney Galiano.

Question is: Will they be good enough for Ms. Murphy’s “hot tamale train”?

—Sergio Ibarra

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