Paula Abdul is in talks to make her TV comeback, headlining a rebooted version of the original televised singing competition — Star Search.
Paula’s role is still being defined but according to EW.com’s Michael Ausiello she will be doing a combination of hosting and judging.
ABC have been wooing Paula since last summer when she officially announced her departure from American Idol. There was talk of her joining Dancing With the Stars in some capacity, but a deal never emerged.
Will the Star Search gig prevent Paula from working with her old friend Simon Cowell as a judge on the forthcoming US version of the X Factor, which is slated to debut on Fox in the fall of 2011?
Star Search, which premiered in 1983 with host Ed McMahon was brought back in 2003 by CBS with Arsenio Hall in an attempt to capitalize on the massive popularity of the then-new American Idol. The revival was axed in 2004.