Nigel Lythoe Returning to American Idol

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Nigel Lythgoe is returning as executive producer for American Idol's next season, E! News reports.

The long negotiations with the So You Think You Can Dance judge have left production of the series "way behind normal schedule," according to the report. Now that Lythgoe's officially back, his first order of business is to "lock in judges."

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Those reportedly in contention to join Mariah Carey as judges have included Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Nick Jonas, Adam Lambert, Keith Urban and Enrique Iglesias.

Are you excited for Lythgoe to take the helm again? Who do you think he should hire as judges?

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