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American Idol's Former Executive Producer Talks Judge Chemistry & Show Cancellation!

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Given American Idol’s lowest ratings this past season, it’s not quite a surprise that Fox felt the need to implement some serious changes, including firing their executive producers!

But former EP Nigel Lythgoe opened up at the third annual Critic’s Choice Awards Monday evening when asked about the show. He revealed:

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American Idol Getting Complete Makeover! Could New Producer Save The Show??

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American Idol is getting a MAJOR overwhaul for season 13!

After hitting some serious low notes in the ratings last season, it means longtime executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick (above) are out and Swedish Idol producer Per Blankens is in.

New showrunner David Hill thinks Per will be the man to bring Idol back to its ratings glory days.

AI executive producer for FremantleMedia North America, Trish Kinane, explained:

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American Idol Just FIRED Executive Producers Nigel Lythgoe & Ken Warwick! Find Out WHY!

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After a season of unacceptably low ratings, Fox is hellbent on reviving American Idol!!

Unfortunately, according to one source, that means canning executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick!

Both men helped produce AI's inaugural season in 2002, but a decade worth of dedication isn't worth much in the high-stakes world of network TV programming!

Especially when viewership is at an all-time LOW!

That's the lucrative game producers sign up for, though! If they preferred hugs and ice cream sandwiches to pink slips, they could've gotten a degree in continental philosophy!

So, Nigel and Ken are now jobless!!

Three of the show's judges departed, too, with the fourth — Keith Urban — reportedly still on his way out.

Even Fox's alternative programming guru Mike Darnell was shown the door!

What happens now?!

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Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez To Be New American Idol Judges?! On Next Season's Shortlist!

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While a couple that does things together, stays together, we think this is completely insane!

American Idol producers must be REALLY desperate for a ratings spike on the show’s next season. Justin Beiber and Selena Gomez are reportedly at the top of their judges shortlist, as well as Pink and Diddy!

HA! Can you imagine??

A source revealed:

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American Idol Honcho Wants Nicki Minaj BACK! And Even Desires Justin Bieber As A MENTOR!

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Justin Bieber, mentor material?!

Maybe!

American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe was recently asked whether or not he would want the alleged abusive spitter/monkey smuggler/hAArd pAArtier as a mentor on the long running FOX reality show…

And Nigel cheekily replied:

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Producer Nigel Lythgoe: Ryan Seacrest Totally CONTROLS American Idol

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Everyone knows about the feuding divas on American Idol this upcoming season.

But the person that really runs the show?

That may be Ryan Seacrest.

Or at least that's what the show's executive producer Nigel Lythgoe thinks.

Here's what he said:

"Ryan Seacrest drives the entire program. He's not on an earpiece or anything. He's not beholden to anybody. He controls the show. He's really important. It would be very, very difficult to replace Ryan Seacrest."

Nigel kind of got a hold of himself before saying anything he may regret. That's a lot of power to give to one guy - even if it is a classy and charming guy like Ryan.

Nigel continued:

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Nicki Minaj'z Beez Really Were In Mariah Carey's Trap And Nigel Lythgoe Proves It!

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Finally! An explanation we believe!

Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj's American Idol clash was so ridiculously outrageous, it's easy to understand why people think it was a hoax!

Every musician from Stevie Nicks to Jennifer Hudson has an opinion, and many think the whole thing was a ratings ploy!

Cameras caught up to Nigel Lythgoe recently, however, and he shared a compelling argument, perhaps proving once and for all that there were no fabricated arguments or editing tricks, just genuine bad blood!

The British TV kingpin knows we aren't naive enough to believe a reality television show is above trying a stunt like this for ratings. In fact, Nigel's banking on a savvy audience when he explains:

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