The season once again impressed with awe-inspiring performances and nail-biting eliminations as contestants from around the country competed to be named America’s Favorite Dancer.
Throughout its 10 seasons, “SYTYCD” has received 35 Emmy Award nominations and garnered 11 Emmy wins.
Murphy’s impressive list of competitive accomplishments includes top finishes at the Southwest Regional Dance Tournament, The Saint Louis Star Ball, The International Grand Ball, and The U. She was a finalist for a judging position on “Dancing with the Stars,” but caught the eyes of the producers of “So You Think You Can Dance” instead.
Murphy was an original judge on the series from 2005-2009, and returned for a brief stint from 2011-2014.
She left after Season 11 TV Insider can't wait to welcome back Murphy and her enthusiastic shrieks, and we look forward to seeing more of her and Lythgoe's loving, and sometimes uncomfortable, banter.
Overall, did a great job, but Fik-Shun’s solo was off the chain!
He is a brilliant free-styler and knows how to instantly entertain a crowd in a second.
In addition to her work on “SYTYCD,” Murphy is an in-demand host and personality, and has also appeared in such films as DANCE WITH ME with Vanessa Williams and the thriller KILLER MOVIE opposite Kaley Cuoco.
The long list of celebrities Murphy has coached includes Dennis Quaid, Mary Steenburgen and Donnie Wahlberg; she also worked as Julia Roberts’ body double for a dancing sequence in SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT.
” Mary is back for the 14th season of “SYTYCD” on FOX starting June 12th, 2017.
In previous seasons, the Emmy-nominated hit show featured Mary and Nigel Lythgoe in the resident judges’ chairs, with some new faces and old favorites in the guest judge chair each week, including Jenna Dewan-Tatum (Atlanta), Billy Porter and Misty Copeland (Philadelphia), Wayne Brady (New Orleans), Jenna Elfman and Fabrice Calmels (Chicago) and Christina Applegate (Los Angeles).
She dominates every style of dance that comes her way.