Paula Abdul greets the fans at the Los Angeles Open Call auditions.

*CBS has released a trailer from Paula Abdul’s “Live to Dance,” which premieres Jan. 4.

The trailer shows the former “American Idol” judge cheering on the contestants in her trademark friendliness. She also hugs her co-judge, former Pussycat Dolls singer-dancer Kimberly Wyatt.

Similar to “Idol,” Abdul sits in the middle of the judges’ table, with choreographer Travis Payne (who worked on Michael Jackson’s “This Is It”) rounding out the panel.

“I want different. I want new,” Abdul enthuses. “I want amazing people who believe in their unique ability.”