Paula Lands New Reality TV Gig

She'll judge dancing now, instead of singing

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted May 24, 2010 8:10 AM CDT

(Newser) – After much speculation about where Paula Abdul would land after American Idol, we have an answer: Got to Dance. In addition to serving as lead judge on the new reality series, which is a sort of So You Think You Can Dance/America's Got Talent mash-up, Abdul is also an executive producer and will mentor contestants, says the Hollywood Reporter. The all-ages competition is popular in Britain, and bills itself as featuring everything “from ballroom to break dance.”

The CBS show will likely air midseason—just like Idol. Speaking of her former haunt, Abdul might make one last stop there on Wednesday for the season finale (and Simon Cowell’s farewell show), a source tells People.

Paula Abdul presents the award for pop rock favorite band duo or group at the 37th Annual  American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, in Los Angeles.
Paula Abdul presents the award for pop rock favorite band duo or group at the 37th Annual American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Artist Paula Abdul backstage at the 37th Annual American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, in Los Angeles.
Artist Paula Abdul backstage at the 37th Annual American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Paula Abdul arrives to the premiere of Michael Jackson's This Is It on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, in Los Angeles.
Paula Abdul arrives to the premiere of "Michael Jackson's This Is It" on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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