*After seven seasons, MTV has canceled its Randy Jackson-produced competition show “America’s Best Dance Crew,” reportedly due to dwindling ratings.
The series, which featured Shane Sparks, Lil Mama and JC Chasez among its judges, debuted to strong numbers in 2008, averaging 2.7 million viewers a week. TVLine reports that despite its initially strong numbers, viewership for the show has waned in recent years.
Its season seven finale episode, broadcast in June, drew in slightly over a million viewers, failing to bring in MTV’s key 12-34 demographic.
“We are grateful to Randy Jackson and [production studio] Warner Horizon for having brought our audience seven amazing seasons of dance… and look forward to more successful and dynamic entertaining collaborations in the future,” read a statement from MTV.