Thursday, October 28, 2010
NEWS: 'Opposites Attract' As Paula Abdul Takes On ‘American Idol’
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>THE DATE IS SET: JANUARY 4, 2011<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Paula Abdul’s new dance show, “Live to Dance,” will be scheduled against her former singing show, “American Idol.”
CBS said Thursday that “Live to Dance” would start on Tuesday, Jan. 4, and then move to an 8 p.m. time slot on Wednesday. The announcement gained notice because Fox has tentatively scheduled the weekly results shows for “Idol” on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. Fox has not yet said what week in January “Idol” will return.
Ms. Abdul was a judge on “Idol” until last year. On “Live to Dance,”
she will be a judge, a mentor and an executive produce. Earlier this month CBS announced that the show would be hosted by Andrew Günsberg, a former co-host of “Australian Idol,” and that Ms. Abdul would be joined by two other judges, Travis Payne and Kimberly Wyatt.
On the series, which will be shown live on Wednesdays, a wide range of amateur dancers will compete for a $500,000 prize.
By BRIAN STELTER