CBS Orders Reality Pilot From So You Think You Can Dance's Nigel Lythgoe

Feb 14, 2014 08:08 PM ET
by Kate Stanhope

Nigel Lythgoe

CBS is teaming with So You Think You Can Dance executive producer and judge Nigel Lythgoe.

The network has ordered a pilot for the reality competition In the Spotlight, TVGuide.com has learned.

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Adapted for the U.S. from a Turkish format, In the Spotlight is described as a performance show with a fresh take on the competitive aspect. Lythgoe will executive-produce with Jennifer Bresnan, Jeff Collins and Michael Hammond (Dance Moms).

Lythgoe, a longtime American Idol executive producer, departed the show after last season.

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