Now that Upfronts 2015 have entered the scheduling phase, we thought most of the major renewals, cancellations and pickups had delivered their biggest surprises. Not so apparently, as FOX has decided to put American Idol out to pasture after 15 seasons, ending the reality singing competition for good next year.
It looks like Ryan Seacrest will soon be the only original member of 'American Idol' left on the show. The Hollywood Reporter is saying that former judge Randy Jackson has announced that he is officially leaving 'Idol' for good.
There were rumors that there was going to be a big 'American Idol' shake-up, but before anything was made official Randy Jackson has given the show his walking papers. Jackson announced today that Season 12 will be his last on the hit show.
TMZ is reporting that the only original judge left on American Idol, Randy Jackson, is no longer going to be on the judge's panel in the upcoming season. Yes, the "Dog Pound" has been closed!!!!
TMZ says that while Jackson may no longer be on the judge's panel, he will remain with the show as a mentor...
During an appearance on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show on Wednesday, ‘American Idol’ producer Nigel Lythgoe confirmed judges Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, and Randy Jackson would be back for season 11 of the show.
“I am delighted to say that all three judges, along with the brilliant host of ‘American Idol’ are back for the next season,” he told Seacrest, who happens to be the aforementioned “brillian
American Idol fans will have to wait until tonight to find out the final 24 semi finalists. Only 5 were announced last night, Naima Adedapo, Clint Jun Gamboa, Ashthon Jones, Paul McDonald and Haley Reinhart. Chris Medina, who was considered a favorite this year, was sent home. Jennifer Lopez was the one to give him the bad news, and broke down after he walked away.
Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest joined by new castmates/judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez kicked off an "all new" season of American Idol last night with auditions in Rutherford, NJ. Did you catch the show ? On Facebook and Twitter it seemed like the "new" idol was VERY well recieved. Check out the video recap after the jump and tell us what YOU think !!