News Corp COO Chase Carey is no happier about American Idol‘s performance than he was in February when he said the talent show was “a glass half full”: Today he told Wall Street analysts that “our challenge for next year is to put some fresh energy in it.” Last year the show made several changes, including bringing in Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and singer/actress Jennifer Lopez as judges with Randy Jackson. But “we probably didn’t do enough this year,” Carey says. He noted that “Idol didn’t perform to what we hoped this year….The reality is, it’s an 11-year-old show.” That said, “it’s a big, profitable, number one show” that “makes a lot of money” and “has a lot of life in it.” Fox still considers it “a centerpiece for the network” as it enters the advertising upfront season.
'American Idol' Needs “Fresh Energy” News Corp Exec Says
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