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Lythgoe returns to 'American Idol'

Nigel Lythgoe will return to "American Idol," as co-executive producer and -- more importantly -- as change agent. "Idol" is about to get a major makeover.

In his statement this morning, he said, in part: “ 'American Idol' became a juggernaut of epic proportions, but to me it was always like home. I am elated and honored to be rejoining childhood friend and fellow executive producer Ken Warwick, and look forward to creating more magic.”

Now...to the judges: Will Nigel be one? (A rumor, but unlikely.) An music industry big? J Lo? Steven Tyler? (You?)

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