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American Idol May Not Last Much Longer!

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American Idol's ratings are dipping and FOX is not pleased.

We already knew that executives are planning on giving the singing show a make over — but now it sounds like Idol could be getting a full-fledged facelift!

The President of Fox Networks Group recently announced he was going to "throw all resources'" at improving the show's ratings again.

The Prez was sure to remind people that Idol is STILL a "powerhouse." He blabbed:

"This is still the number one non-sport show in the United States. I would say that any network executive in the country or probably in the world would love to be sitting up here, saying we have this franchise and we’re dealing with the fact that its ratings are off a bit."

Still, FOX admits the show needs work. And, with a little bit of work:

"We are optimistic it’s going to continue on for 15, 16, 17 seasons."

That's all??? Just 4 more seasons???

We kinda always thought Idol would be around forever, like SNL, The Price Is Right and Girls Gone Wild infomercials!!

At least we can find solace in the fact that we have a few more seasons left!

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23 comments to “American Idol May Not Last Much Longer!”

  1. 1

    No matter how much execs try to change the show, at the end of the day, it will still be a popularity contest that produces manufactured artists. The show has had a few successful people like Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, and Adam Lambert. But after season six or seven, it just went downhill. Don't even bother to renew it for the next couple of seasons.

  2. 2

    They had a good run - they should be happy. End now before it goes down the toilet. musicjunkie1993 is right, it is a popularity contest, but very few thrive after the show.

  3. 3

    It's hardly a Singing Contest when the self absorbed judges make more than the REAL STARS of the show…the singers!

    I will never watch Idol again!

  4. 4

    Come on, Really, no one buys the Idol winner's CD's…..

  5. laurda says – reply to this


    I would love to see Cher on the judges panel. She would bring a lot of interest to the show. She has fans spanning different generations.

  6. 6

    Having watched the show once about two weeks ago, my visceral reaction was - someone please cancel this show.

  7. AgaA says – reply to this


    Armchair critiques like us love nothing better than talent shows. Many of these talent shows may have done themselves in by way overpaying the judges. Actually, we watch these shows because we want to judge. Who cares what the judges say unless they make sense ie agree with us.

  8. 8

    That show has been a hot mess ever since the year they brought Kara Dioguardi into the mix and ruined everything. It was classic with the Randy, Paula (hot mess years) and bitchy Simon combo. After they changed that up the ship started to sink. I used to have a lot of respect for J.lo but with everyone talking about what a bitch she is I have lost all respect for her as well. As far as I am concerned that show can be done before next year!

  9. 9

    It is time for the show to end. It had a good run, but nothing last forever.

  10. bill says – reply to this


    Singing is not impressive. Try practicing guitar for 10 years just to get good. Most singing comes natural

  11. 11

    I'd like to see Chris Brown, John Travolta and the zombie guy from Miami as judges, so if you aren't as good as you say you are, and waste audition time, you either get man-on-man groped, punched in the face or your face eaten off. That would weed out a lot of the delusional people real quick.

  12. 12

    The problems not the show (IMO), the judges or lack of eager talent; but rather the proliferation of similar copy cat reality show knock offs. The tweaking of personnel can only go so far…the competitive nature of television business programmers has competitors trying to nuke each other with the most outrageous or out there product to get viewers.
    I don't believe the survival of the fittest model they follow produces the best ART or Product!

  13. 13

    pointless story.

  14. 14

    Cancel the shit now and save money. Every winner will always be a WMWG (White Male With Guitar) from now on. Fantasia was the best singer (though possibly the biggest idiot) to ever grace that show's stage.

  15. 15

    I like to see Adam L. Christina A and Cee-lo judge idol. hehe!

  16. Michelle says – reply to this


    I love the show. I think it only got better when the new judges came up. Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul are so exceeded. Okay, when they were judging, Idol made a lot of good singers like Carrie, Kelly, Adam Lambert Daughtry. But last year and this year the contestants were so much stronger. Philip Philips sold 278.000 on ITunes for his single and Scotty sold over 1 million albums. I don't know what are you complaining at. I think the judges are great. Honestly, I do. I think they bring a lot of new things to the show. There's always a lot of fun with the certain amount of constructive feedback. They bring something brand new to the show that's has never been seen in others show, with all that judges that we never heard their name before! I think the judges rock and the show rocks!

  17. Michelle says – reply to this


    I think Idol is amazing. I think the judges are great and they bring something brand new to the show that has never seen in tother show, that has those judges that we've never even heard their name before! I think JLo and Steven bring a lot of fun, with the certain amount of constructive feedback. Idol is no comparison to there show. Come on, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell are exceeded. No more fun watching them!!!!!!!!! Look at Scotty, who sold 1 million albums and Philip Philips who sold 278.00 singles on ITunes, second best number in Idol History. Idol rock, and the judges rock! If Fox is not getting money with Idol, who, Foz will make money with? XFactor?????? Now you guys have to complain: Britney Spears and Demi Lovato? That must be a joke!

  18. 18

    Dont we all just download our auto tuned compressed digital confections from YouTube for free

  19. 19

    Just cancel it already! I really hate all the "singing" shows. The Voice is not as bad but American Idol has gotten so stupid it is like watching a Kareoke contest at the Mall.
    People that have done well from it, Underwood, Daughtry, Hudson, Aiken, Clarkson & Lambert, are cool but all the rest have done pretty much nothing . It is so passe & just proves that real talent is packaged or canned.

  20. 20

    Re: bill – Lol, So true.

  21. levi says – reply to this


    too late guys about " retooling " expect " LOW " ratings next season!!

  22. 22

    American Idol
    X Factor
    America's Got Talent
    The Voice
    ENOUGH! How about some REAL programming for a change? I hope they all tank.

  23. leo says – reply to this


    I'm actually glad this show might get cancelled. It's the same thing for every season; it has become too repetitive and boring. Same goes for the other singing competitions out there.