1. ‘American Idol' Has Lacked Engaging Contestants, Fox Admits

    July 20, 2014 3:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" needs to find contestants the audience cares about. That's a criticism Fox's chairman and CEO, Peter Rice, admitted to journalists Sunday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. Dexter Roberts Exi ...

  2. 'X Factor' Airtimes Revealed, 'American Idol' Returning Jan. 22

    May 16, 2011 2:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fox has given "The X Factor" the odd running time of 90 minutes and positioned it at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning this fall, the network announced Monday morning (May 16). An hourlong results show will be aired Thursdays. "The X Fac ...

  3. Ellen DeGeneres Couldn't Be Convinced to Stay with 'Idol'

    August 02, 2010 5:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ellen DeGeneres couldn't be talked into staying with "American Idol," a Fox executive said Monday, creating a second opening for change in the show's 10th season. Who will fill her judge's chair and the one vacated by Simon ...

  4. Steven Tyler: I'd Be an 'Honest' Judge on 'Idol'

    August 02, 2010 2:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler discussed the possibility of joining "American Idol" as a judge next season -- and what kind of judge he would be -- during an interview Monday (Aug. 2) with syndicated radio show "Kid Kraddick in the M ...

  5. Fox Couldn't Talk DeGeneres Into Staying On 'Idol'

    August 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ellen DeGeneres couldn't be talked into staying with "American Idol," a Fox executive said Monday, creating a second opening for change in the show's 10th season. Who will fill her judge's chair and the one vacated by Simo ...

  6. Ellen DeGeneres Leaving 'American Idol'

    July 29, 2010 8:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ellen DeGeneres is leaving Fox's "American Idol." As previously reported, Fox has been looking to shake-up the "Idol" format, including potentially ditching current judges and bringing back producer Nigel Lythgoe, as well as ...

  7. Chris Isaak Could Replace Simon Cowell on 'American Idol'

    July 21, 2010 9:18 AM EDT 0 0 0 The search to replace Simon Cowell is intensifying as preliminary auditions get under way for the 10th season of Fox's "American Idol." The network is determined to land a widely known music industry figure for the post, and THR has l ...

  8. Katy Perry, Posh Spice To Fill Abdul's Judge Seat On 'Idol'

    August 07, 2009 10:48 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pop singers Katy Perry , former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham , and other female artists will be guest judges on "American Idol" this upcoming season to help replace departing Paula Abdul , Fox television executives said on Thursday. But Fox ...