I guess this means we won’t see a reunion on The X Factor.
Paula Abdul is set to join the upcoming CBS reality competition series Got to Dance, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The former American Idol judge will serve as the series’ lead judge, mentor and coach, as well as an executive producer.
The series, based on a similar reality series in the UK, is described as the first dance series featuring competitors from all ages and all genres. Viewers can vote for their favorite contestants to send them through different stages of the show, like similar series such as So You Think You Can Dance.
CBS is expected to announce the signing tomorrow, along with details of the show’s schedule. There is speculation that Got to Dance could premiere midseason and go up against Idol, which will air its 10th season–and the first without Simon Cowell–next January.
After leaving Idol due to a contract dispute, Abdul was offered a slot on Dancing with the Stars, and was rumored to be considered for the American version of The X Factor, which will also feature Cowell.
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