In 2004, Dick Clark, with the help of Ryan Seacrest, announced plans to revive the show in time for the 2005 season; although this did not occur (due in part to Clark suffering a severe stroke in late 2004), one segment of the revived Bandstand—a national dance contest—eventually became the series So You Think You Can Dance. While the American series has aired eight seasons, its format was also replicated worldwide, from Norway (Dansefeber) to Australia (So You Think You Can Dance Australia).
I can remember watching American Bandstand every Saturday morning for years. So You Think You Can Dance is one of my favorite shows and I did not realize until I read this article that Dick Clark had a part in that show. He is really a talented guy.