Former American Idol judge Paula Abdul won't be heading to ABC in a Star Search redo after all, according to Variety.

Sources say Abdul and ABC couldn't come to terms on a salary. ABC is said to still be kicking the tires on a new Star Search -- but with much of the network's interest in the format tied to Abdul's participation as a host or judge, it's unclear how much further the Alphabet might go in redeveloping the show.

Abdul is also rumored to head over to Simon Cowell's new Fox talent competish The X-Factor. Cowell has hinted over and over again that he'd like to work with Abdul again -- but so far, nothing has come of it.