Paula Abdul Lives to Dance, Hypes New Reality Show

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Paula Abdul is almost back, reality TV fans.

After walking away from American Idol about 18 months ago, the beloved/loopy judge is back with Live to Dance, a CBS competition that premieres on January 4. She tells TV Guide the program, previewed below, is "about celebration."

"It's about celebrating acts that move forward as opposed to who's going home," Abdul told the publication. "We're the only show that has all ages. You could be a soloist, duo or group of any size. There are some acts that came in with 50 people! And I don't try to take them out of their element and do routines in a style they've never done before."

Abdul will be joined on the Live to Dance judging table by Kimberly Wyatt and Travis Payne, while the singer also says there will be 90-foot "Dance Domes" under which contestants will perform.

As for a certain Fox juggernaut that also premieres next month?

"I'm a fan of [American Idol], and I always will be as long as they're going out and finding that raw talent," Paula says. "Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler - they're seasoned veterans. They know what it takes to make it, so they're gonna have a very refined eye. And I'm really happy Randy is at the helm because you need that familiarity. I don't think there's any advice I can give them other than I'm gonna be watching."

But will viewers be watching Abdul's new series? You tell us!

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