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Paula Abdul May Headline Star Search

It's a tale of two comebacks: Former American Idol judge Paula Abdul is close to sealing a deal with ABC to headline a new version of beloved '80s talent show Star Search, Entertainment Weekly reports. While her exact role with the "great-granddaddy of all televised singing competitions" is still being defined, rumors swirl that she'll both host and judge. The original Star Search premiered in 1983 with host Ed McMahon; in 2003, CBS launched a revival with host Arsenio Hall, hoping to capitalize on the then-new Idol's success, but it was canceled in 2004. Sources aren't sure whether Abdul’s agreement with Star Search would preclude her from joining former Idol co-judge Simon Cowell on the American version of The X Factor, as had previously been discussed.