Hell's Kitchen did this too (Season 5 = Winter 2008/Spring 2009; Season 6 = Summer 2009/Fall 2009). But Hell's Kitchen isn't mostly done LIVE.
So I'm wondering what the possible ramifications and issues are with back to back seasons of SYTYCD. Will the public get tired of the show? Is it unfair in some way to the Winner of Season 5 that her "reign" as champion is a month long instead of most of a year (and that she'll no doubt have to be on tour while Season 6 airs)? Are there intangible things she loses out on? Are there other issues which have to be considered with back to back seasons of this show? Will poor Cat ever see England AGAIN??????????
I also wonder if this means that SYTYCD has to lock up Paula Abdul, pronto, since they seem to intend on getting her.