Even with the ratings declines, there had been no doubt that American Idol would return next season. Fox has made it official, announcing auditions in 15 cities for Season 14. Host Ryan Seacrest had been in negotiations to return. For the past three years, American Idol had alternated with The X Factor on the midseason and fall schedule. With The X Factor cancelled, Fox might use another unscripted series, like new social experiment Utopia, in the fall.
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