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
What's Hot on Deadline
'Tomorrowland' Nosing Out 'Pitch Perfect' For No. 1; 'Mad Max' Holds Strong; 'Ultron' To Cross $400M - Box Office Saturday
Hot Cannes 'Circle' Package Imperiled As Alicia Vikander In Talks To Star In 'Assassin's Creed', New 'Bourne' Film
TLC "Deeply Saddened" As It Pulls All Episodes of '19 Kids And Counting' In Wake Of Child Molestation Allegations - Update
'Jurassic World' Tracking Like 'Man Of Steel' - But How Many $100M+ Openings After That In Summer 2015?
Barbet Schroeder On Robert Durst, 'Amnesia' & Why He Hasn't Made A Hollywood Pic In 13 Years - Cannes Q&A
Latest TV News
- Marty Pasetta Dies: Longtime Director Of Academy Awards Telecasts Was 82
- ‘X-Factor’ Producers Hit With $2M Lawsuit By Contestant; Says Performance Was “Altered”
- Showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman On Almost Passing On ‘Jane The Virgin’, Pace, Title Change & How Will It End
- ‘Fuller’ Brush-Off: Olsens Won’t Head Home For ‘Full House’ Sequel
- Melissa McCarthy Staying At CAA
- UP Orders ‘Last Hope With Troy Dunn’ To Series