'So You Think You Can Dance's' Nigel Lythgoe on Mia Michaels replacing Mary Murphy

nigel-lythgoe-sytycd-320.jpgEarly this week, the news that Emmy-winning choreographer Mia Michaels will take Mary Murphy's permanent spot on the "So You Think You Can Dance" judging panel hit the internets.  

Korbi TV got some one-on-one time with executive producer and fellow judge, Nigel Lythgoe, who commented on the decision.

"I do want to keep changing it up," he says. "We've got lots of different people coming in as judges this season and I find that very exciting to try and give different points of view." 

And Lythgoe sees Mary popping in and out of the judging panel as a guest judge -- instead of having that permanent spot -- as an opportunity for her.

"I couldn't turn down Mia Michaels, but also, I want Mary to choreograph," he explained. "We'll get the best of both worlds."

Watch the video for more from Lythgoe on what Mia will add to the permanent judging mix, plus why he's still hoping Paula Abdul will consider doing the show...