Paula Abdul won't be returning to the judges table just yet.
Abdul's decision not to participate puts the show's fate into question, as the idea was largely tied to Abdul, according to the trade paper.
Since leaving Idol in August, ABC Entertainment President Stephen McPherson had publicly stated his desire to work with the 47-year-old Abdul on either Dancing with the Stars or another venture. Former co-star Simon Cowell has also expressed interest in possibly working with her again on his upcoming talent series X-Factor.
Star Search, which was hosted by Ed McMahon, was a hit in syndication during its original run from 1983 to 1995. Following the success of Idol, CBS relaunched the competition series in 2003 with new host Arsenio Hall, but it lasted only two seasons.