Singing reality shows will have a smaller presence on Fox next season. In addition to the axing of The X Factor in February, the network’s veteran American Idol would air fewer hours in its recently picked up fourteenth season. (American Idol had been airing about 60 hours a season.) Discussions are still under way but I hear we will likely see a mix of one show per week and two editions, which had been the case since the show’s start in 2002. While the air pattern will likely change next season, the stars of American Idol are expected to stay the same. Ryan Seacrest just closed a deal to return, with current judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. are in different stages of negotiations and are all likely to come back. Airing one episode a week is not that unusual for a singing competition — that is how The Voice started in Season 1 before expanding to a second night the following season.
‘American Idol’ Hours To Get Trimmed In Season 14, All Judges Likely To Return
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