Lythgoe, Nigel 1949–

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Lythgoe, Nigel 1949–

PERSONAL

Born 1949.

Addresses: Office—19 Group, 33 Ransomes Dock, 35-37 Parkgate Rd., London SW11 4NP, England. Agent—Alix Hartley, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Producer, director, choreographer, and dancer. London Weekend Television, London, head of light entertainment prior to 2001; 19 Group (also known as 19 Television Ltd.), London, president, 2001–. Performed as a dancer with Young Generation (dance troupe) and Nigel Lythgoe Dancers; also performed as a dancer with British Broadcasting Corp.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award nominations, outstanding reality or competition program, 2003, 2004, and Golden Laurel Award nominations, Producers Guild of America, television producer of the year in a reality, game, or informational series, 2003, 2004, all (with others) for American Idol: The Search for a Superstar.

CREDITS

Television Executive Producer; Series:

You Bet!, ITV (England), 1988–97.

Dame Edna Kisses It better, London Weekend Television (England), 1997.

The Thoughts of Chairman Alf, London Weekend Television, 1998.

AXN Action TV, Bravo, 2000.

Pop Idol, ITV1, 2001.

Popstars (also known as Australian Popstars, Popstars 2, Popstars 3, Popstars 4, and Popstars: Live), 7 Network (Australia), 2001.

Don't Try This at Home!, ITV, 2001.

Popstars (also known as English Popstars), London Weekend Television, 2002.

Co-executive producer, American Idol: The Search for a Superstar (also known as American Idol, American Idol 2, and American Idol 3), Fox, 2002–.

All American Girl, ABC, 2003.

Co-executive producer and director, American Juniors, Fox, 2003.

Television Producer; Series:

Mates and Music (also known as Mike Reid's "Mates and Music"), Central Television (England), 1984.

Blind Date, ITV (England), 1985–2003.

(And director) TV Weekly (also known as Bobby Davro's TV Weekly), ITV, 1988.

(And director) The Joe Longthorne Show, ITV, 1988–91.

Gladiators, ITV, 1992.

(And director) The Brian Conley Show, London Weekend Television (England), 1992.

Ice Warriors, ITV, 1998.

(And director) Animals Do the Funniest Things, ITV, 1999.

Also producer of Blind Date, The Michael Barrymore Show, My Kinda Music, and Strike It Rich.

Television Executive Producer; Specials:

An Audience with Alf Garnett, London Weekend Television (England), 1997.

An Audience with Elton John, ITV (England), 1997.

An Audience with Ronnie Corbett, London Weekend Television, 1997.

S Club 7 Back to the 50's Special, Fox Family Channel, 2000.

The Way They Were: Coronation Street Special, London Weekend Television, 2000.

An Audience with Des O'Connor, ITV, 2001.

Co-executive producer, An American Idol Christmas, Fox, 2001.

World Idol, Fox, 2003.

Co-executive producer, American Idol: The Final Two, 2003.

Co-executive producer, American Idol: Halfway Home, Fox, 2003, 2004.

Co-executive producer, American Idol: Best of the Worst, Fox, 2003.

Kelly, Ruben & Fantasia: Home for Christmas, Fox, 2004.

American Idol: Uncut, Uncensored, and Untalented, Fox, 2004.

(And director) American Idol: The Road to Hollywood, Fox, 2004.

Co-executive producer and director, American Idol: The Phenomenon, Fox, 2004.

American Idol: The Final Three, Fox, 2004.

American Idol: Life on the Road, Fox, 2004.

Television Producer; Specials:

(And director) Bobby Davro's TV Annual, ITV (England), 1986, 1987.

Digance in a Field of His Own, London Weekend Television (England), 1996.

The Joe Pasquale Show, London Weekend Television, 1996.

Another Audience with Freddie Starr, London Weekend Television, 1997.

Bob Monkhouse on Campus, London Weekend Television, 1998.

The Crazy World of Joe Pasquale, London Weekend Television, 1998, 1999.

An Audience with Des O'Connor, London Weekend Television, 2001.

Television Executive Producer; Pilots:

Second Chance, Fox, 2003.

The Monkees, NBC, 2003.

Television Director; Series:

Davro's Sketch Pad, ITV (England), 1989.

Survivor, ITV, 2001–2002.

Television Director; Specials:

An Audience with Shirley Bassey, ITV (England), 1995.

Happy Birthday Shirley, ITV, 1996.

Also director of Bob's Your Uncle, The Prince's Trust Concert, Summer Time Special, Ultra Quiz, and Wayne Dobson.

Television Director: Episodic:

American Idol: The Search for a Superstar (also known as American Idol, American Idol 2, and American Idol 3), Fox, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Host, The Enemy Within, BBC (England), 2000.

Himself, Popstars (also known as English Popstars), ITV (England), 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Hear'Say Story, ITV (England), 2001.

I Love Muppets, BBC (England), 2002.

Who Killed Saturday Night TV?, Channel 4 (England), 2004.

Interviewee, American Idol: The Phenomenon, Fox, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"TV Bastards," Top Ten, Channel 4 (England), 2002.

On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated, 2004.

American Idol: The Search for a Superstar (also known as American Idol, American Idol 2, and American Idol 3), Fox, 2004, 2005.

Good Day Live, syndicated, 2005.

Film Work:

Choreographer, The Apple, 1980.

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