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Tragedy has befallen the pool of past American Idol hopefuls, as former finalist Rickey Smith was killed in a multi-car crash on an Oklahoma highway on Thursday night. He was 36 years old.
American Idol was once a ratings juggernaut for Fox, but not so much in recent years. Now, the series finale has aired, and the numbers for the last episode might surprise you.
Ever since Season 15 was declared to be the final season of American Idol, fans have been wondering what would be in store for the show. Now we know that some interesting old friends will be joining the festivities as the show says goodbye on Thursday.
This winter, the final season premiered and there are only a few more episodes set to air before the last winner is announced and Idol closes up shop for the last time. Or will it be the last time?
Of the TV shows that manage to reach pure greatness, however temporary, very few retain that level of quality throughout their entire runs. Here are 13 shows that should have come to a close well before they actually did, although some are very much still on the air.
Season 15 hasn't been totally lacking in awesome moments. In fact, last night Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson returned to the stage and gave us an emotive and emotional performance. You can watch it, here.
American Idol is coming to an end on Fox after its currently airing Season 15. At least, that's what Fox said. But Ryan Seacrest has something of a different answer when it comes to the reality show's future.
Earlier tonight, American Idol kicked off Season 15, its final set of episodes, and while some may have thought the show would pull out all the stops to bring last seasonís dismal ratings back up to past highs, Clay Aiken is here to shoot those dreams down.
Brian Dunklemanís career hasnít really picked up in the time since, so obviously the man missed out on a lot of fame, fortune and prominence in the Hollywood community. Hereís how he feels about missing out on American Idol fame.
While more are certain to be announced as the months go by, here are 9 great shows that we already know are coming to an end in 2016, from comedies to dramas and everything in between. Join us in mourning their future departures.
Having left American Idol in 2013, Randy Jackson has had two years to look back and reflect on his time behind the judgeís table. And it turns out there's still one elimination that doesn't sit quite right with him.
Because shows leave the air for a big chunk of the winter, fans are often left on big cliffhangers, including deaths, secret love affairs and more. The good news? We can already tell you when some of your favorites will be coming back.†
Weíve compiled a handy guide of 2015 premiere and return dates. The schedule is a work in progress, and dates are subject to change as we head into midseason season. In the meantime, if there's a new or returning show you don't see on here, feel free to leave a comment and we'll see if we can dig up the date for you.
The end of American Idol represents the end of an era. Despite its legacy, the show has fallen on hard times, and as such the powers that be donít seem to keen on the idea of making American Idolís final season quite as long as previous outings.
We all know that next year will be the last time American Idol will cross our TV screens. And since many shows spend their last seasons looking back on the past while reliving some former glory, it should come as no surprise that American Idol will be doing the same thing.