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When Fox made the decision to end American Idol just a few short days ago, the network announced they wanted the singing competition to end while it could still go out with a bang. Unfortunately, it looks like we've already hit the whimper stage.
Well, Fox just made an earth-shattering move. The network announced today that American Idol will be ending its run, although not immediately .Currently, the veteran singing competition series is airing Season 14, and the network has plans to move forward with the show for a little longer.
The musician, like some reality competition winners, thinks the contract he was forced to sign is not in his long-term best interests. So, he's going to war with the American Idol co-producer that is causing him major problems.
We’ve literally been writing about the decline in American Idol’s ratings for years, but it should be noted that American Idol probably isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
This list features shows that all started out in pretty great places. These shows even found real success, but recently, it’s become pretty clear that they’re moving downward and show no signs of improving. In fact, these drop-offs can’t even be directly attributed to increases in DVR. Instead, a tangible percentage of viewers seem to be looking in other places for content.
American Idol is losing another familiar face. Coming off record low finale ratings and negative forecasts from most observers, the reality competition program is saying goodbye to longtime sponsor Coca-Cola. Or more specifically, Coca-Cola is walking away from one of the most successful partnerships in the history of television.
We’ve 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.
Sticking around on the same series for 13 years is a pretty incredible feat, regardless of what the show is. Reality TV is an even more fickle landscape for mainstays, and the surprisingly long-lasting American Idol is losing one of the few people who’d been around since it started.
After years of sagging ratings and lessened interest, FOX executives have decided to tinker with two of their longest running programs. One-time reality juggernaut American Idol will be cut from two nights a week to one, and Glee will likely get its episode count reduced from the 22 it was originally promised.
American Idol has begun churning out promos for its upcoming thirteenth season, including three that debuted online today and tease the audition process, but seem to go out of their way to keep us from actually hearing any of the voices of this year’s crop of Idol hopefuls. I guess we’ll have to wait until we get a bit closer to the Season 13 debut for any substantial footage from the auditions.
American Idol has undergone several transitional variations in its impressive twelve seasons, but for its upcoming thirteenth it wants to remind you of two things: superstars are found here, and the judges — they swear! — are ready to have fun again. And what Idol may lack, it makes up for with a track record of established, juggernaut careers. Sure…it’s been awhile since a Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood was born from the show's stage, but still: Idol wants you to come home. Will you?
If there’s one thing American Idol has that the other currently-airing singing competitions don’t, it’s a long history. And Fox showcases that with their new promo for the upcoming thirteenth season, which debuts in January. The video above takes us through the timeline of some of Idol’s highlights over the years, emphasizing a few of the series’ big winners, going all the way back to the great Kelly Clarkson, who took American Idol’s first crown.
Fox has been busy focusing on its midseason programming in recent weeks, which namely includes American Idol. Now, we have the first look at the brand new season of the singing competition series, which focuses on the new judging panel with a dash of Ryan Seacrest thrown in.
American Idol was a hot mess last time around. The ratings were a borderline disaster. Longtime producers Ken Warwick and Nigel Lythgoe were forced out at the end of the season, and Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey spent as much time making wild statements to the press and glaring at each other as they did giving meaningful feedback to the contestants.
Believe it or not, we’re at the point in the year when the networks will start setting their January premiere dates. 2014 is not that far away, and for Fox, it marks the return of winter series American Idol and The Following, as well as the debut of new series Rake and Enlisted.