Simon who? Paula Abdul comes back to haunt American Idol
Do you ever just feel like you've got to dance? If you just answered, "Yes!" then Paula Abdul wants you.
The former American Idol judge is set to headline the upcoming CBS dance competition show, Got to Dance, which is being promoted as the "most inclusive talent search on television," in which amateurs of any age can audition in any form of dance, from ballroom to break dance, bhangra to ballet, and tap to tango.
Since Abdul's been ousted from her reign on American Idol, we've only had her insightful Twitter as a point of contact, with her tweets about doing laundry, trivia on Cuba Gooding Jr. breakdancing in the 1984 Olympics and rumors that bananas are an herb.
But the Grammy winner — who has sold over 60 million records worldwide — will be expanding her repertoire with her role as both executive producer and "creative partner" of the new reality series, in addition to acting as the lead judge and mentor for amateur contestants. Watch out Simon Cowell!
Explains Abdul, "Each and every week we'll showcase the challenges and successes of a fantastic group of dancers as they perform and compete." It remains to be seen whether the concept, which has excelled in the United Kingdom, can compete with ABC's Dancing with the Stars or even Fox's So You Think You Can Dance.
A premiere date for Abdul's new show is yet to be determined, so until that fateful day, we're left to enjoy her stream of Moo-Pak updates and Helen Keller quotes. She'll also be appearing on Wednesday night's American Idol finale (which will be all about Simon's departure), rehearsing the role of prodigal washed-up hostess.
It's always better to come back to say goodbye when you've got your own TV show.