American Idol Returns Wednesday: Six Ways We'd Improve Season 10!
The premiere of American Idol‘s hotly anticipated/anxiety-inducing tenth season is only a day away, and like a contestant on Bridalplasty, the show will be debuting a radically different face when its veil gets lifted this Wednesday at 8/7c.
It remains to be seen whether or not all the widely reported changes will ultimately reinvigorate or eviscerate Fox’s veteran ratings juggernaut, but regardless, I’ve got a little extra advice that I think will boost the chances that 2011 will be remembered as the year Idol got its groove back. Without further ado… …READ MORE
New American Idol Crew Meets The Press: 'We're Taking It Up a Notch'
Steven Tyler perhaps sums it up best when assaying the upcoming 10th – and rather different – season of America’s most watched TV program: “Idol is taking it up a notch. No more, no less.”
Among the changes American Idol has undergone since staging its underwhelming ninth season: Following much falderah, Simon Cowell has moved on, to shepherd the U.S. version of The X Factor (premiering this fall on Fox); both Kara DioGuardi and Ellen DeGeneres also have vacated the dais; Nigel Lythgoe is back as an executive producer; and contestants will face new performance challenges throughout their journey.
Meeting the press for a 40-minute panel discussion at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Tuesday, here is what the judges and producers had to say about the “new” Idol. READ MORE
TVLine Items: More Idol Changes Ahead, And Other TV News To Know
Believe it or not, glam goddess Jennifer Lopez is one of the smaller changes on American Idol‘s tweaked 10th season.
No, really. J.Lo is big, but Fox’s musical megahit has undergone a facelift so severe, our beloved Idol is almost unrecognizable. Here’s what we’ve read about that, and some other TV news stories that are out there. READ MORE