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How to watch So You Think You Can Dance season 17 online

Judges Stephen “tWitch” Boss, JoJo Siwa and Matthew Morrison at the Los Angeles auditions for SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE season 17
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Cue the music because it's almost time to watch So You Think You Can Dance season 17 online. Fox's reality competition series returns after a three-year hiatus induced primarily by the pandemic. Dance is back! 

SYTYCD season 17 start time, channel

So You Think You Can Dance season 17 premieres Wednesday, May 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Fox (via Sling (opens in new tab) or Fubo (opens in new tab))

SYTYCD season 17 features a completely new judges' panel. The show welcomes back former contestant and choreographer Stephen "tWitch" Boss, alongside Emmy-, Tony- and Golden Globe-nominated artist Matthew Morrison and dancer, singer and digital sensation JoJo Siwa. But one familiar face will grace the stage: host Cat Deeley is back. 

The first few episodes focus on auditions, as highly skilled dancers between the ages of 18 and 30 showcase their talents in various dance styles, including contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation, breaking and more. 

Dancers who make it onto the show will work with world-renowned choreographers and compete each week in a variety of styles, with brand-new twists and turns introduced into the competition. 

Here's everything you need to know to watch So You Think You Can Dance season 17 online. Plus, watch a promo below: 

How to watch So You Think You Can Dance season 17 from anywhere

Just because Fox isn't available everywhere doesn't mean you need to miss So You Think You Can Dance season 17 if you're away from home. Watching along with the rest of the internet can be pretty easy. With the right VPN (virtual private network), you can stream the show from wherever you go.

Not sure which VPN is right for you? We've tested many different services and our pick for the best VPN overall is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). It offers superb speeds and excellent customer service.

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Our favorite VPN service, ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), really shines thanks to its safety, speed and simplicity-to-use. It's also compatible with loads of devices - from iOS and Android to Roku, Apple TV and PlayStations. You'll even get an extra 3 months free if you sign up for a year, or there's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you just want to give it a try.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.S. and want to view a U.K. service, you'd select U.K. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to your website or streaming service of choice and tune in.

How to watch So You Think You Can Dance season 17 online in the US

In the U.S., So You Think You Can Dance season 17 premieres Wednesday, May 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.

Fox is a local broadcast network that can accessed with one of the best TV antennas or through a cable TV package.

If you've already cut the cord and don't have cable, you can watch Fox on a live TV service, like Sling TV, FuboTV, Hulu With Live TV, YouTube TV and DirecTV Stream.

Of these options, we recommend Sling and Fubo TV, two of the best cable alternative streaming services available.

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Sling TV (opens in new tab) is one of the cheaper live TV services on the market. The Sling Blue package includes more than 50 channels including Fox (in select cities), AMC, Bravo, Food Network, HGTV, Lifetime and USA. Check out the service with one of Sling's variety of deals and discounts.

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Fubo.TV (opens in new tab) is a great alternative to a cable package. With the Pro ($70 per month), you get over 120 channels, including all the local broadcast networks and top cable brands like AMC, E!, HGTV, FX, ESPN, Syfy and Paramount Network. Fubo has a seven-day free trial. (opens in new tab)

After airing on Fox, So You Think You Can Dance season 17 episodes will be available to stream on Hulu. 

How to watch So You Think You Can Dance season 17 in the UK, Canada and Australia

Bad news for dance lovers in other regions: So You Think You Can Dance season 17 does not seem to be airing on any channels in the UK, Canada or Australia.

These three countries have or used to have their own versions of SYTYCD and have not generally aired the U.S. edition.

Travelers who want to access their paid streaming services will need the help of ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

Kelly Woo
Senior Writer

Kelly is a senior writer covering streaming media for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.