'So You Think You Can Dance' finalizes judges

10:33 AM PST 05/10/2010 by James Hibberd, AP

Michaels, Shankman return; Mary Murphy taking backseat

Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" is shaking up its judges table, adding choreographer Mia Michaels and bringing back choreographer-director Adam Shankman, while longtime judge Mary Murphy will take a more backseat role.

The Emmy-winning Michaels has previously been a guest judge and choreographer on the show and Shankman joined the judges table last year. Both are classified as "resident judges" to distinguish them from head judge and executive producer Nigel Lythgoe.

"I am extremely happy that Mia and Adam have returned and agreed to be resident judges," Lythgoe said. "Mia's outspoken approach combined with Adam's passion will definitely add a fresh new chemistry to the panel."

Murphy will continue on the show as a guest judge and choreographer.

"Dance" returns Thursday, May 27 at 8 p.m.
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