‘American Idol’ To End Four Weeks Earlier Than Usual
FOX cannot seem to wait any longer to end “American Idol.” When the venerable reality singing show returns for its final season in January 2016, it will crown its last winner in April 2016 – a good four weeks earlier than previous years according to Billboard.
FremantleMedia North America president of entertainment programming Trish Kinane, who shares showrunning duties with Fox executive vp David Hill, won’t confirm season 15’s truncated schedule, but she does acknowledge, “The storytelling works better in [fewer] weeks.” The problem, surmises Kinane, is that during its heyday, “Idol was so successful [that the season] got too extended too much. There are only so many hours that viewers will devote to watching these shows, so if it is shorter this year, it will be a good thing.”
So American Idol will go one once week and will end a month earlier.
To be honest, if the show did this earlier — it could probably gone on for a few more seasons!
Anyway, we have the American Idol 15 Top 24 Spoilers already. See you in January!