Nigel Lythgoe Hasn’t Given Up on J-Lo Returning to ‘Idol’

When Jennifer Lopez told BBC Radio 1 this week that she was “on the fence” about returning to “American Idol,” the show’s executive producer didn’t exactly have a panic attack. “I don’t know if she’s on the fence,” Nigel Lythgoe told us at his other show, “So You Think You Can Dance.” “You’d have to […]

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CMT’s ‘Superstar’ Series Renewed For Second Season

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Talent show impresario Nigel Lythgoe’s “CMT’s Next Superstar” has been renewed for a second season. In addition, CMT announced that Kristin Chenoweth will perform during the music-competition series’ June 10 season finale. The “Glee” guest and star of ABC’s upcoming fall drama “Good Christian Belles” previously served as a mentor […]

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Why Is Nigel Lythgoe Panicking?

With it being “American Idol” finale week (tonight and Wednesday) and “So You Think You Can Dance” premiere week, executive producer Nigel Lythgoe wasn’t exactly relaxed speaking to reporters this morning. When asked how he is, the Brit replied, “Panicking. I’ve got the ‘American Idol’ finale tonight and the two-hour extravaganza tomorrow night,” he said. […]

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‘American Idol’s Top 15 Highlights

“American Idol” entered its 10th with a bunch of question marks for returning executive producer Nigel Lythgoe. The show had been losing ratings steam the last few years, but even more importantly, water cooler relevance. Lythgoe was faced with freshening up the format—and challenges from new competition like Mark Burnett’s “The Voice” and ex-“AI” judge […]

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