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But former EP Nigel Lythgoe opened up at the third annual Critic’s Choice Awards Monday evening when asked about the show. He revealed:
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:
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!!
Even Fox's alternative programming guru Mike Darnell was shown the door!
What happens now?!
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:
And Nigel cheekily replied:
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.