‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ show cancelled after seven seasons

Paula David – Fourth Estate Cooperative Reporter

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – After seven seasons of showcasing and honing new dancing talent, MTV announces the cancellation of their show ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ Monday.

The competition-show which launched the worldwide career of numerous dance troupes or ‘crews,’ including the famed Jabbawockeez, has come to an end after topping charts and winning the hearts of viewers with its first four seasons.

On its fifth, however, its ratings began to wane, just as one of its judges, choreographer Shane Sparks, has faced child molestation allegations, which were not related to his work. The show went on for three more seasons with JC Chasez, Lil Mama and Omarion, who was later replaced by former ABDC finalist, D-Trix.

A statement released by an MTV spokesperson 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.”

No reason was provided regarding the cancellation, which was announced shortly after another MTV show, ‘Jersey Shore,’ has also been cancelled after six seasons.

Meanwhile, Randy Jackson, in January next year, will be returning to judge in the ‘American Idol 13′ alongside Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban.

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