5 Things Nigel Lythgoe Doesn't Want to See on American Idol

Returning American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe has a lot of decisions to make about the 10-year-old show - including helping choose its new judges. No one knows what he'll do, but he told us what he won't do. Speaking backstage Thursday at his other show, So You Think You Can Dance, he shared five things you won't see on Idol next season:

1. A big name judge who's just a big name: "There are so many [options] being discussed," he said. "I have no idea who the panel is going to be. My advice about it would be: Let's look at how the panel fits together, rather than the individual attributes of each panel member. At the end of the day, it is that chemistry between them that, to a certain degree, I think has been lacking for a couple of years."

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