‘American Idol’ to End after Next Season
American Idol is coming to an end.
The hit FOX reality singing competition will end its run after next season.
On Monday (May 11) FOX announced that the upcoming 15th season will be the last one. Judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, Harry Connick Jr and host Ryan Seacrest will stay on-board until the end.
Idol began its run on June 11, 2002. The show started a new era of singing competition series, with judges Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell leading the way.
FOX’s press release stated, “American Idol will begin its 15th – and final—season this January on FOX. A season-long celebratory event, American Idol XV will feature host Ryan Seacrest and judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr., as they search for the final Idol superstar and pay tribute to the past 14 seasons of amazingly talented contestants and the millions of fans who tweeted, texted and championed their Idols.”