Nigel Lythgoe Returning to American Idol

August 5, 2010 By:
Nigel Lythgoe Returning to American Idol

American Idol may have lost Paula, Simon and Kara, but they're getting one big name back--Nigel Lythgoe!

Nigel has reportedly inked a deal with Idol to return to the show as an executive producer.

According to Deadline Hollywood, Nigel will serve as an executive producer on Idol alongside Ken Warwick, who has been running Idol for the past 2 years, creator Simon Fuller and Cecile Frot-Coutaz.

Nigel's surprise departure from the show was followed by Paula's last summer and Simon this year.

So do Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler have what it takes to keep the show alive now that our favorite judges are gone? Nigel certainly has his work cut out for him.

Will you continue to watch Idol with the new judges?