CBS Orders Reality Pilot From So You Think You Can Dance's Nigel Lythgoe
by Kate Stanhope
The network has ordered a pilot for the reality competition In the Spotlight, TVGuide.com has learned.
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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