American Idol Experiences Shrinkage
by Mike Stanz
posted May 13 2014 3:00PM
Insiders report that Fox is in the process of revamping American Idol, cutting down its broadcast hours by about 26%. In case you had your fingers crossed, no, Ryan Seacrest will return. Sorry.
The network says that the reboot’s goal is not to make AI a blockbuster again. “It’s all about making it a good show for many years.”
Which of course means jumping into a DeLorean, setting the indicator to January, 2005 - roughly the start of Season 4 - and hitting 88 MPH.