Nigel Lythgoe is returning to American Idol as Executive Producer, reports E News. Not surprised E broke the news, as Nigel’s show “Opening Act” airs on the cable channel.
After months of negotiations, Nigel Lythgoe will return as executive producer of American Idol next season, E! News exclusively confirms.
I do not understand American Idol executive producer, Nigel Lythgoe’s pining for Jennifer Lopez. She hasn’t officially announced absolutely positively that she’s leaving the Idol judges’ panel yet, although I think, “It’s time for me to move on.” is pretty much an indication that she doesn’t plan to come back.
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that American Idol producer, Nigel Lythgoe, has yet to sign a new deal to stay with the show, and that Idol creator, Simon Fuller may have a reduced role with the show next year as well.