All good things must come to an end, at least that’s the fate for MTV’s senior show America’s Best Dance Crew. The show, who’s head runner is American Idol judge Randy Jackson, is being cancelled after seven seasons, MTV announced today.
The show premiered with great success in the ratings, but as years passed the ratings inevitably declined. America’s Best Dance Crew was one of several dance show competitions, but the first of its kind to judge dance troops in the style of hip hop, which proved to be popular coming off of box office smash films like Step Up.
America’s Best Dance Crew wasn’t without its fair share of drama. In its fifth season, the choreographer Shane Sparks was dismissed after facing child molestation charges, that was apparently never related to his work. The judges panel, which consisted of JC Chasez, Lil Mama, and Omarion continued to judge despite the drama.
A statement was released by MTV today concerning the future of the show. The spokesperson having said, “We are grateful to Randy Jackson and Warner Horizon for having brought our audience seven amazing seasons of dance with ABDC, and look forward to more successful and dynamic entertaining collaborations in the future.”
Although the show’s ratings have been declining, no official reason was announced as to why the show is being cancelled after six series. This is the second MTV series that will be pulled off the air after a successful run, the other being Jersey Shore.
Does this mean MTV is looking to turn a new leaf and possibly bring back actual music to the network? Your guess is as good as ours.