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It’s also good exposure for Abdul, who said she’s interested in starring in a drama or comedy series that could fit around her “X Factor” duties, and other guest stars.

After filming a three-episode arc shaped around Norwood, Berman said he’s talking with her about joining as a series regular next year. It could lead to other roles as well, the actress said.

“This is a great opportunity for me to find my rhythm again in television. … It’s a way for people to see me in a new light who haven’t seen me on television consistently since `Moesha,’” she said.