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.
According to sources at E! News, long-standing singing competition ‘American Idol’ will no longer be airing twice a week. Instead, the show will have both the performances and results airing in only one weekly episode.
If you thought that the Mariah Carey x Nicki Minaj feud was O-V-E-R after both divas parted ways with 'American Idol' after one fight-filled season, Mimi may have reignited it with her comments on Hot 97. The singer likened her work environment to hell and said it was like working with Satan.
As had been rumored for a while, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj have both publicly confirmed that they are leaving 'American Idol' after this season, following the announcement that Randy Jackson was also retiring. This leaves Keith Urban as the last judge standing, though perhaps not for long.