FOX announced on Monday, May 11, that after 13 years, American Idol has finally been canceled. The long-running competition show will be sent off with a final search for America’s hottest talent.
“American Idol will begin its 15th — and final — season this January on FOX,” the network wrote in a press release. “A season-long celebratory event, American Idol XV will feature host Ryan Seacrest and judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr., as they search for the final Idol superstar and pay tribute to the past 14 seasons of amazingly talented contestants and the millions of fans who tweeted, texted and championed their Idols.”
The popular show dominated television throughout the 2000s and made stars of the likes of Simon Cowell, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. In recent years the show’s popularity has faded. Competition from The Voice, cast changes, format changes, along with old age, all contributed to the end of an era.
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