Paula Abdul Could Be Headed to ‘So You Think You Can Dance’

Singer-turned-reality TV star Paula Abdul is in talks to return to the small screen as a judge on em>So You Think You Can Dance.

Abdul is eyeing a spot on the panel for the upcoming 12th season of the dance contest, which will premiere later this year.

During the Television Critics Association winter press tour, chief of the Fox network Gary Newman told reporters they are in conversations with former American Idol judge Abdul, but added they “don’t have a deal closed so we have nothing to announce, but we hope to soon. We think Paula is great. America loves her and responds to her.”

He continued, “Paula has an amazing personality from all those years on Idol and in particular, America always loved her. She brings a tremendous amount of credibility to the dance world and that’s what you’re looking for in a judge, to be credible and entertaining.”

Abdul, who has an extensive background as both a choreographer and dancer, has also appeared as a judge on both The X Factor in the U.S. and .U.K., and on Dancing with the Stars.

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