Net picks up new series with former 'Idol' judge
CBS is entering the crowded TV dance space, picking up the new series “Got To Dance.”As part of the greenlight, Paula Abdul has joined the show as a judge. Abdul will serve as one of several expert judges on the show, which aims to find the nation’s hottest dancers. “Got To Dance” will focus on individuals performing a wide variety of dances — “from ballroom to breakdance, bhangra to ballet and tap to tango,” the network said. The success this season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” which saw ratings growth thanks to the addition of contestants such as Erin Andrews and Kate Gosselin, has spawned renewed interest in the dance space. Abdul had been rumored to land in several places, including an ABC revival of “Star Search” and Simon Cowell’s 2011 Fox entry “The X-Factor” (a gig she could still very well be up for). Abdul will also serve as an EP on the show. Reveille is behind the show, which also comes from EPs Elisabeth Murdoch, Howard T. Owens, Mark Koops and Robin Ashbrook.