Fox has made it official, confirming our scoop that Paula Abdul would be joining veteran summer reality competition series So You Think You Can Dance as a new judge. She will be one of two new judges on the show next season, along with singer-songwriter-dancer Jason Derulo. They will join co-creator/executive producer Nigel Lythgoe at the judges table. Also returning for Season 12 of SYTYCD — which will feature a new twist in the competition: stage dancers vs. street dancers — is host Cat Deeley.
“With the new and exciting format comes a new and exciting panel of judges,” said Lythgoe. “Paula is an incredible artist, and she brings the perfect combination of expertise and heart to the panel. Jason’s insight, humor and creativity will add a new perspective to the panel that we haven’t had before.”