ABC’s long courtship of ex-“American Idol” judge Paula Abdul may finally be paying off.
Abdul is reportedly talking with the network about joining a remake of “Star Search,” Zap2it has confirmed, although no deal is done yet. ABC wants to get the new edition of the show off the ground later this year.
ABC started wooing Abdul not long after she left “American Idol” last summer. There were numerous reports that she might be a participant on “Dancing with the Stars,” but that didn’t pan out for either cycle of the show this season.
The producers of FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance” and Abdul’s “Idol” cohort Simon Cowell, who’s launching a U.S. version of “The X Factor” next year, have also said they’d welcome her.
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