Fox Chief Kevin Reilly: American Idol will Be Renewed

Fox Chief, Kevin Reilly, in a wide ranging interview with New York Magazine, reveals that American Idol WILL be renewed for another season:

Fox hasn’t officially announced it, but yes, American Idol will return next season: “It’s coming back next year,” Reilly says. I ask him if thinks the notion of having Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson return as judges might be a good one. “Yes, possibly — for the last season,” Reilly says. “But I’m not yet in that place where [next season] would be the last season.”

I’m hoping Reilly was just talking out of his butt about bringing the original judges together for a final season. Looking through a veil of nostalgia, it seems like a really good idea. But remember: Drunk Paula, disinterested Simon and no-nothing Randy. Do we really want that back? I don’t.

Nevertheless, Reilly doesn’t isn’t looking at American Idol 14 as the last season of the show. Of course, all of that could change if the ratings dive even lower next year…

Via Vulture, Reality Blurred

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