American Idol Gets The Axe After 15 Seasons
FOX has announced that Simon Cowell's first baby, American Idol, has been cancelled after 13 years.
The talent contest, which launched the careers of the likes of Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson, will begin it's 15th and final season in January 2016.
The network added in a statement: "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."
Rumours have already begun whirling of Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson returning to the judging panel for one last time, with FOX's chairman Dana Waldon saying they would 'welcome any of them back.'
Watch this space!