The news came after SYTYCD staple Nigel Lythgoe, who created the series alongside Simon Fuller and judged 16 of its seasons, confirmed that he won’t be returning.
“I am so thrilled that America’s young aspiring dance talent will get to work with some of our greatest creative choreographers,” Lythgoe tweeted in March. “On a personally sad note, I have not been asked to be on the judging panel this season. I don’t know who will be saying ‘Cue Music’ but I wish them well.”
Mary Murphy, who judged all but five seasons of SYTYCD, also did not return when the show’s latest run premiered earlier in May.
It’s expected that Fox will announce a new judge before the next wave of competition starts on June 15.
So You Think You Can Dance airs on Wednesdays 9 p.m. on Fox.