It was recently revealed that the folks behind 'American Idol' were planning to wipe their entire judges table clean and start anew admist plummeting ratings. But with the series at a personal all-time low, could a past 'Idol' standout reinvigorate it? It's been revealed that former contestant and Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson has signed on as judge for the next season.
Just yesterday NBC officially announced its fall schedule, complete with new additions to the lineup and a few shuffles of existing series, while today FOX has joined the fray. Not only will '24' return in 2014, but FOX will also move 'Bones and 'Raising Hope' to Fridays, giving new series from J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman places to shine! Find out FOX's fall lineup, including a big move for 'Glee,' inside!
'American Idol' used to be the hottest show on television, but after 13 years, it's starting to show its age. The show's ratings have slipped from regularly having 30 million viewers to now somewhere around 11 million. And though the show has had some different judges over the course of its run, it's now looking to ditch all four current judges to have a fresh face for season 13.
We've gotten heavily invested in A&E's ongoing original series, with a second season of 'Bates Motel' already ordered, 'Longmire' season 2 soon to start and eventually Chloe Sevigny's 'Those Who Kill,' but it's the cable network's reality series 'Duck Dynasty' that really brings home the...well, duck. The ratings for the reality series third season finale drew A&E's highest ratings ever, nearly beating out 'American Idol,' while remaining cable's number 1 series behind 'The Walking Dead.' Read all about 'Duck Dynasty's' massive success inside!
Tragically, 'Glee' won't return to FOX until November 8, but that doesn't mean you'll have to wait all the way past Halloween for new scoop on the show's fourth season. Only four episodes deep and plenty of former cast members have yet to appear as well, but who needs the old when you have the new? We've just learned that 'American Idol' vet Jessica Sanchez has officially booked her turn on the series, but who will the runner-up play?
For all its massive success in recent years, AMC is still somewhat in its infancy when it comes to original programming. And for every runaway hit like 'Breaking Bad,' 'Mad Men' and 'The Walking Dead,' there's a few missteps like 'The Killing,' or even recent forays into reality TV with unique efforts like 'Small Town Security.' But if you're going to emulate the major networks, might as well go for the big guns, right? So let's see if 'Road Show,' AMC's first reality competiton can bring the heat!
For a show that hasn't mattered in the cultural landscape for about five years now, there sure has been a lot of a back-and-forth and debate about who is going to take the empty judge's seats on 'American Idol.' Many names were bandied about, but it looks like those two seats next to Randy Jackson and Mariah Carey will be filled by Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj.
Needless to say, after Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler decided to leave the 'American Idol' judges' table, the show tumbled into chaos. With less than two weeks until open auditions are held in New York City, Mariah Carey is the only name officially attached to the panel and Randy Jackson has stepped down to a mentoring role. All the while reports continue to speculate on who will be joining the team, but with nothing made official yet, there's still a small bit of wiggle room.
There have been rumors (lots of rumors) as of late regarding the coveted judging spots on 'American Idol.' We know for a fact that diva supreme Mariah Carey is one of the new replacements to fill the void left by Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, and while Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban (so not who we were expecting) are said to be in the final stages of joining up, that leaves Randy Jackson floating around in space.
We've previously reported in light of murmorings that the entire 'Idol' judges' panel would be revamped and Jackson, the longest lasting judge on the show, would be stepping down from his role to accept a more minor position as "mentor" to the contestants. Now, it looks like it'll be made official very soon... if it hasn't already.