While Paula Adbul fans miss seeing her behind the “American Idol” judges’ table this season, there seem to be plenty of industry folks scurrying to find the right way to bring her back to the small screen.
The latest possibility, according to Entertainment Weekly, is an NBC dance competition show that would incorporate flash mobs. Flash mobs, for the uninitiated, are typically large, unannounced spectacles in public places that, while choreographed, lead the audience to believe there is an element of randomness and spontaneity within the routine.
Unnamed sources told EW that Abdul would team up with fellow renowned choreographer [artist id="1359669"]Kenny Ortega[/artist], best known as the director of Disney’s “High School Musical” franchise as well as the helmer of Michael Jackson’s final opus, “This Is It.” Variety reports that 3 Ball, which produces the hit reality-competition show “The Biggest Loser,” is behind the show pitch.
Since leaving “American Idol” last year, Abdul has been rumored to have her name attached to many projects, but nothing has been confirmed. After the announcement that Simon Cowell would be leaving “American Idol” after this season to adapt an American version of his hit U.K. show “The X Factor,” many thought that Abdul would be a natural fit to judge the new singing competition. But there has been no official word on that front either.
Most recently, reports surfaced last week that ABC had been in talks with Adbul to reboot the famous television franchise “Star Search” — a show on which artists like Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears had appeared as children. That story was never confirmed, and the singer allegedly passed on the project.
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