The king of the category — the glossy CBS series is a steady and strong performer ratings-wise and is usually the show to beat.
Always a bridesmaid (dress) but never a bride, the show, which just launched its 12th season, continues to add twists and new challenges.
“So You Think You Can Dance”
Eye-popping dance talent, heart-string-pulling backstories and slick production values once again propelled series to a nomination.
Cooking competish added a twist to its finale as fan favorite Kristen prevailed in show’s Web-only offshoot “Last Chance Kitchen” to earn a place in the finale. The series’ final food fight between Kristen and Brooke in an arena setting also delivered a curveball to fans.
Changing up some of the judges this year not only energized the show but also kept ratings strong.
“Dancing With the Stars”
The venerable series stumbled in the ratings, but its production values are as strong as ever.