*TMZ.com is reporting that Paula Abdul has been offered a $1 million development deal from ABC that is contingent upon her becoming a contestant on the network’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

According to the proposed deal, ABC would allow Paula to also participate in Simon Cowell’s upcoming FOX talent show “The X Factor,” which was announced earlier this month with strong hints that Cowell would ask Abdul to join him on the judging panel.

“We’re told Simon and Paula met a week ago to discuss the show, and it looks like it will happen,” TMZ stated.

A rep for ABC says they don’t comment on prospective “DWTS” cast members. The new season is scheduled to begin in March.