CBS Orders Nigel Lythgoe Competition Pilot ‘In the Spotlight’

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Based on a Turkish format, “In the Spotlight” will offer “a fresh take on the competitive aspect”

Nigel Lythgoe is taking his talent to CBS.

The former “American Idol” producer has landed a pilot deal for the competition show “In the Spotlight.”

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Based on a Turkish format, the project is billed as a “performance show with a fresh take on the competitive aspect.”

Lythgoe is executive producing, along with “Idol” producer Jennifer Bresnan, “Dance Moms” executive producer Jeff Collins and “The Amazing Race” producer Michael Hammond.

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Kalen Productions Inc. is producing in association with Nigel Lythgoe Productions and Collins Avenue Entertainment, LLC.