Archive for Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The summer of dance continues

July 31, 2012


Is there room for another dance show?

Just days after “Dancing With the Stars” concluded on ABC, Fox brought us the latest season of “So You Think You Can Dance,” a superior and often overlooked talent series recently nominated for an Emmy in the best reality series category.

In May and June, CW aired “Breaking Pointe,” set in the close-knit and high-strung world of a ballet company. In addition to these dance series, there’s been the summerlong onslaught of “America’s Got Talent” and, now, the Olympic Games, with their own share of emotional backstories and performance melodrama.

In the face of so much competition and distraction, Oxygen launches “All the Right Moves” (8 p.m.), featuring impressive talent from familiar shows. Some are even familiar faces.

Choreographer Travis Wall has worked on “So You Think You Can Dance.” Teddy Forance was both a dancer and choreographer on “Dancing With the Stars,” and Juilliard-trained dancer Kyle Robinson was also recently featured on “Dancing With the Stars.” Nick Lazzarini won “So You Think You Can Dance” in its very first season.

Tonight’s other highlights

• Tonight’s scheduled events at the XXX Summer Olympics (7 p.m., NBC) include gymnastics, swimming and diving.

• Challenges revolve around bedroom renovations on “Craft Wars” (7 p.m., TLC).

• A visit to the rodeo on a two-hour helping of “MasterChef” (7 p.m., Fox).

• Kaldrick buries himself in work on “The L.A. Complex” (8 p.m., CW).

• “History Detectives” (7 p.m., PBS, check local listings) looks into stories of birds trained to drop bombs during wartime and a slender swatch of fabric rumored to be connected to the American Civil War.

• Crew members reflect on a just-completed season on “Deadliest Catch” (8 p.m., Discovery).

• Bad blood between the brothers on “American Gypsies” (8 p.m., National Geographic).

• The Destination America network is less than two months old, but it’s already reduced to supernatural drivel like “Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science” (8 p.m.).

• More than 2 million creatures cross the Serengeti to survive on “Savage Migration” (9 p.m., Animal Planet).

• Real-life hospital drama on “NY Med” (9 p.m., ABC).


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