Nigel Lythgoe’s Return to American Idol: Revamping the judge’s panel?
[singlepic id=293 w=320 h=240 float=left]AOL TV has reported that Nigel Lythgoe might be returning to American Idol for a much needed remodeling of the show’s structure and format. And first on the table for the So You Think You Can Dance judge and Executive Producer? Completely revamping the Judge’s table. No more Randy, Kara, and maybe Ellen? Who would he like to see? Usher, Elton John and Paula Abdul – and he is on record saying that. Fox and the American Idol production team are under a time crunch as they try to secure a celebrity panel before Fox’s new show, The X Factor (produced by ex-AI judge Simon Cowell). After Lythoe’s work on SYTYCD, his expertise might be needed back on American Idol if he were to make a return as executive producer after leaving the show after it’s 7th season to spend more time on SYTYCD. So what’s next for American Idol? Will we see a whole new judge’s panel when the show premieres in January of 2011? Get the details here and discuss it with us!
J.D. Montgomery accidentally stumbled into the world of entertainment when he first joined the Yak’s team all the way from medical school on the isle of St. Maarten. Entertainment media is probably the last place you’d expect a 3rd year medical student to wind up in, but YakkityYaks is where he’s at. J.D. used his fast-paced learning style to quickly further himself as one of the Yak’s top entertainment contributors. While he has no background in the entertainment industry, he is an avid fan of television, movies, and music and his passion for the exciting world of entertainment translates into his wide array of reports. When J.D. is not writing, you can find him busy studying for his medical boards and wandering the halls of the hospital … not Grey’s Anatomy or House, MD style (fortunately or not). He also has a BS in Neuroscience and is always looking for ways to channel his medical background for the Yak. Too bad he’s not a vet.