Nigel Lythgoe Looking For the Next Partridge Family?

TV Guide reports that Idol and SYTYCD producer, Nigel Lythgoe is in talks with the CW to put a singing competition on the “young-skewing” network.

The show, produced by Nigel Lythgoe Productions, would focus on finding the “next big family singing group.” One insider compared it to a search for the next generation Partridge Family.

Dick Clark Productions, one of the companies behind Nigel’s show, So You Think You Can Dance, is in talks to join Nigel as a production partner on the project.

Nigel produced CMT’s Next Superstar last year, which I believe is set to come back for a second season. It looks like Nigel’s got a full plate. Although, I’m not sure what the appeal of finding a “family group” is to a younger skewing audience.

What do you think? Will you be watching?


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