As Simon Cowell leaves the reality-show judge’s chair, his old foil, Paula Abdul, is coming back.
CBS said Monday that Abdul will be a judge on “Got to Dance,” a competition expected to make it on the air sometime next season. She’ll also be an executive producer for the series, which is based on a successful competition that airs in Britain.
Cowell is leaving “American Idol” after this season, concentrating on another show he’ll import from England. He had a love-hate relationship with Abdul, who left Fox’s top-rated game before the current season when she couldn’t reach a deal on a new contract. She’s been fielding other offers since then.
There’s no immediate word on when “Got to Dance,” which will feature various forms of dancing, will go on the air.
Source: The Associated Press.