Nigel Lythgoe has the perfect judge in mind for the American Idol reboot.
The former AI producer told ET's Lauren Zima who he thinks should join Katy Perry on the judges panel at the Los Angeles debut of Travis Wall and Shaping Sound's new show, After the Curtain, at Royce Hall at UCLA on Tuesday.
Lythgoe also stated that he thinks Idol should move to New York so that Ryan Seacrest, who is now the co-host of Live With Kelly & Ryan, can rejoin the show. "If you really want Ryan, go to where he is," he shared. "And there isn't a better host than Ryan Seacrest, so I hope they stay with Ryan."
Seacrest has yet to officially sign on to the reboot, but has revealed that he's "sorting through the details of it."
Meanwhile, a former AI judge wouldn't rule out returning to the show. Paula Abdul told ET earlier this month that she would be interested in mentoring the singers.
For more on Abdul's thoughts on the reboot, watch below.