Paula Abdul to Join Simon Cowell on His New Show, The X Factor?
The American Idol judges are in talks to work together again.
Here we are, all excited about the new season of American Idol premiering tonight (8pm, EST, FOX), when it turns out everyone is jumping ship from the show. First, it was Paula Abdul that announced her departure from the hit show via Twitter in August. And now, Simon Cowell has followed suit, saying that this season will be his last at Idol.
Cowell broke the news at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour, telling reporters that his new talent search show, The X Factor, (which has already done well in the U.K.) is his reason for leaving Idol. The show will launch on FOX in 2011, with Cowell as executive producer and judge… and perhaps Paula as judge too?
According to TMZ, Cowell has approached Abdul about being a part of his show, and they’ve been talking as recently as last week about the opportunity to work together once more.
Cowell told People, “I adore Paula. Whatever happens, I will be working with her in some capacity. Because I miss her.”
It seems as if The X Factor will become the new American Idol, with both Simon and Paula back at the judge’s table. (People)