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Paula Abdul to Host Star Search

Former Idol judge expected to help revive show
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 16, 2010 4:35 PM CDT
Paula Abdul to Host Star Search
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)

(Newser) – Paula Abdul is expected to return to TV this summer, leading the reboot of the classic TV singing competition Star Search. Abdul is still finalizing her deal with ABC, but it's likely to be a mix of hosting and judging for the show, reports Entertainment Weekly. Taking a role similar to Idol seems a safe move for Abdul, but it's not without risk: Star Search was brought back in 2003 with Arsenio Hall—and it flopped.
(Read more Paula Abdul stories.)

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