Nigel Lythgoe

So You Think You Can Dance Renewed for a 9th Season

Great news for So You Think You Can Dance fans. Nigel Lythgoe tweeted today, “FOX has picked up #SYTYCD for it’s 9th season, it was announced today by Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox. [HOORAY].”

Hooray indeed! I love this show. I’m glad it’s coming back

Read the official press release after the jump.

American Idol

Nigel Lythgoe New Reality Projects with Kim Kardashian, Alice Cooper and More

Nigel Lythgoe has started a new production company, Nigel Lythgoe Productions. A joint venture with Idol’s 19 Entertainment, through the new company, Nigel has projects “in various stages of development” at E!, TruTV and CBS, among other networks, including reality shows with heavy metal icon Alice Cooper, Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin, sex and relationship expert Dr. Laura Berman and executive producer Kim Kardashian.

American Idol

Nigel Lythgoe Wants to Change American Idol Voting System

Nigel Lythgoe met with advertisers in New York City today, and caught up with him to discuss American Idol and the current season of So You Think You Think You Can Dance which has its Season finale Thursday August 11.

Nigel wants to change the Idol voting system to “one device, one vote”–whatever that means. This isn’t the first time Nigel has mentioned changing the voting. He’s also expressed an interest in allowing the judges more control over who gets sent home.