Well-Known Fox Showrunner Working on Bringing New Program to CW

Aug 19, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Most showrunners are not household names. Except this one, who is identified with two of Fox’s tentpole series.

"American Idol" producer Nigel Lythgoe — who also wears multiple hats for Fox’s "So You Think You Can Dance" — is in talks with The CW to bring a singing competition to the youth-focused network, reports TVGuide.com.

The format might resonate with viewers familiar with 1970s television and "The Partridge Family": The competition would focus on finding the next successful family singing group, the story says.

Lythgoe is talking with Dick Clark Prods., which is behind Lythgoe’s "So You Think You Can Dance," to work as a partner on the CW project, the piece notes.

CW President Mark Pedowitz said earlier this month at the Television Critics Association press tour that the network had its sights set on a music competition. "In terms of reality, we’re looking at a wide spectrum of things right now," he said at TCA. "A vocal show is in negotiations at this point. Whether we put it together or not, we’ll see."

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