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Simon Lythgoe
Simon Lythgoe
Simon Lythgoe came to the United States from the U.K. in 2001 to produce "American Idol" after successfully completing work on "Popstars," an Australian talent competition and ancestor of juggernaut, "American Idol." Prior to arriving in the U.S, Simon had already amassed an impressive list of television credits, including work on the Sydney Olympics and the Seven Network's long-running drama, "Home and Away," and "Late Night with David Letterman."

Since his arrival in the U.S., Simon Lythgoe has produced six seasons of "American Idol," two seasons of "So You Think You Can Dance," and Mark Burnett's, "On the Lot," a series developed for Fox. In 2007, Simon was recruited by "American Idol" producer, Fremantle to co-executive produce CMT's "Can You Duet," and "Celebrity Family Feud." Simon consulted on "America's Got Talent," and "Let's Make a Deal." Simon has received 3 Emmy nominations for his work on "American Idol" and 1 Producers Guild of America nomination and in 2005 received a People's Choice Award for "American Idol."

Simon Lythgoe most recently executive produced "CMT's Next Superstar."

Kristin Chenoweth — CMT Music Awards 2011 Red Carpet

"A Chance to Dance" (TV show) stars Michael Nunn and William Trevitt Ovation Stamps Its Feet for 'A Chance to Dance' — The producers of "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance" join forces with Ovation to create the network's first breakthrough original series. Read more...
"Next Superstar" contestants 'CMT's Next Superstar' Top 10 Contestants — Premiering Friday, April 8, the new CMT country music singing competition series will be hosted by Thea Andrews ("Entertainment Tonight"). Read more...

Matt Mason of "Next Superstar" Matt Mason Is 'CMT's Next Superstar' — After a nationwide vote, the Fairfield, Indiana, native was crowned the winner of the inaugural season of the country singing competition. Read more...
Taylor Swift 'CMT Music Awards 2011' Winners — Taylor Swift takes home the top prize winning Video of the Year, while Blake Shelton wins two buckles for Male and Best Web Video of the Year. Read more...
Nigel Lythgoe in "So You Think You Can Dance 2010," Season 7 'CMT's Next Superstar': Nigel Lythgoe Launches Country Music Competition Series — The executive producer of "American Idol" and co-creator of "So You Think You Can Dance" will team up with his son to find America's next great country star. Read more...

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