Nigel Lythgoe To Return For Final Episode of ‘American Idol’
Longtime “American Idol” executive producer Nigel Lythgoe is returning one last time to the show to produce the final episode of the series during the Farewell Season.
“I doubt we will ever see another television show with the same cultural and social impact as ‘American Idol.’ It has also given such incredible opportunities to so many young, talented performers and changed so many lives, including my own,” Lythgoe says in a statement to Variety. “Consequently, I am delighted and proud to rejoin the ‘Idol’ team in order to create what is sure to be one of the most memorable and spectacular finales in all of television history.”
I am so excited!
Ryan Seacrest has already confirmed that all eleven judges of the show including the original judges are coming back.
Long live “American Idol”!
Yes, I'm happy to be given the opportunity of putting the lights out. https://t.co/MI2UQ9826W
— Nigel Lythgoe OBE (@dizzyfeet) November 30, 2015