American Idol Canceled, Farewell Season Will Begin Next January

FOX network has announced that long-time running reality television show “American Idol” will finally air it’s last season next January.


On Monday, May 11, FOX revealed that “American Idol” has finally been canceled. The network wrote in a 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 announcement was made as Idol’s 14th season approaches its grand finals. The remaining top three Jax, Nick Fradiani, and Clark Beckham will compete against one another for the title of American Idol.

Idol was launched in the summer of 2002. In Season 2, it ranked as television’s top 1 show, a position held for eight years. Its ratings have weaken greatly in recent years as the show weathered some rocky judging-panel overhauls and as general singing-competition fatigue set in.