So You Think You Can Dance Returning This Week ... and Again This Fall!

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So You Think You Can Dance fans, get ready to double the dancing this year - FOX confirms the summer staple will also air a fall season in 2009!

In a statement released Monday, the network announced that season six of the series will air on Tuesdays and Wednesdays this fall.

It will be the lead-in to the network's new comedy, Glee, on Wednesday.

Last month, So You Think You Can Dance executive producer and judge Nigel Lythgoe was tight-lipped about a fall return, but said he'd love it.

"I'd love to do it in the fall. Unfortunately it's not down to us, it's down to FOX," he said. "But they'd have my blessing to do it in the fall."

In the meantime, the wildly popular summer series' fifth season kicks off on Thursday, and the show will celebrate its 100th episode on July 8.

Joshua Allen, Twitch Boss Photo

Now that we know the show is returning, and twice at that, how does the newest crop of dancers compare to those talented youngsters of seasons past?

Though Joshua Allen took last season's prize with Stephen "Twitch" Boss close behind, this year "is a season where the girls are extremely strong and very beautiful," Lythgoe - who helped select this year's top 20 dancers.

"It's almost like the America's Next Top Model of dance!"

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