“American Idol” heads to ABC

ABC snags hit Fox show for reboot  [Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared Sunday and has been rewritten with new information.]  After rumors American Idol would resurface next year on NBC, ABC has acquired the rights to reboot the franchise. Variety first reported Friday a deal was near with ABC; but Fox, who aired the series for fifteen years, was reportedly still […]

Closer to the exits: “American Idol” preparing to say goodbye

In an indication of how quick Fox wants to get rid of the show, American Idol is ending its fifteen-season run on Thursday, April 7, rather than dragging it out through the May sweeps, which the show usually wrapped up on the final night of the TV season. While yours truly was never a fan of the show (“loathed” is more appropriate), […]

Thank God it’s over

The winner of American Idol (if you care) is….. But we all know who the real winner of Idol is: Sanjaya. The best part of this is we don’t have to hear about Paula or Simon until January. But it would be even better if we didn’t have to hear from Paula, Simon, or this fraud of a show ever […]


Who will it be tonight? Blake or Jordin on Idol? Aw, who cares? Judging by last night ratings, more and more people are taking that same position.Yeah, a colorful cast of characters. Paula. Simon. Sanjaya. Where’s Elvis and his gun when you need him? (Update): Just how many worn-out pop songs the contestants are going to sing tonight?