'Dance' stays on the card at Fox


Fox has ordered a fifth season of Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe's competition series "So You Think You Can Dance."

"We're delighted to have 'Dance' back for a fifth season next year," said Mike Darnell, president of alternative entertainment at Fox. "Fox is very lucky to have television's pre-eminent performance competitions in 'American Idol' and 'Dance.' "

The show's Wednesday and Thursday telecasts continue to perform strongly for the network, ranking among the top five regular programs in the key adults 18-49 demographic. "Dance" also recently was nominated for four primetime Emmys.

The show is produced by 19 Entertainment and Dick Clark Prods. (partialdiff)