Creator/Producer of So You Think You Can Dance" (FOX 2005).
Producer of "American Idol," (FOX 2002-2013).
About his sudden dismissal from "American Idol," Lythgoe said, "It was embarrassing for everybody."-http://www.eonline.com/news/428472/fired-american-idol-boss-nigel-lythgoe-show-maybe-should-bring-back-simon-paula-and-randy
"Of course I’ve got hard feelings. I’m pissed off," Lythgoe told Access Hollywod about partying ways with "American Idol"-http://www.accesshollywood.com/american-idol-nigel-lythgoe-has-hard-feelings-over-exit-says-he-understands-it-wasnt-personal_article_80636
Smoked 60 cigarettes a day until he suffered a heart attack in 2003