Paula Abdul Brings Cleaned-Up Act to 'Live to Dance'Straight up, now tell us, is Paula Abdul's sweet and articulate nature on TV's 'Live to Dance' going to last forever, oh, oh, oh, or are we caught in a hit-and-run?

The former 'American Idol' judge made her triumphant return to television last night on her new CBS show. Unlike her previous small screen hits and misses ('Hey Paula!', anyone?), the singer brought not only her trademark nice girl act, but -- dare we say it? -- a remarkable level of coherence to the show.

Abdul, who also executive produces 'Live to Dance,' has done away with the format of lengthy, often unnecessarily harsh commentary directed at contestants used on 'Idol' in favor of a quick and painless buzzer elimination.