Nigel Lythgoe
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CBS has given a greenlight to a pilot for the unscripted series “In the Spotlight” shepherded by “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance” exec producer Nigel Lythgoe.

Performance show is based on a Turkish format. Lythgoe is exec producing with Kalen Prods., Collins Avenue Entertainment, former CBS reality exec Jennifer Bresnan, Jeff Collins and Michael Hammond.

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