Nigel Lythgoe may executive produce the most-popular TV series--not just reality TV series--in the country, but American Idol 's ratings dip combined with lack of enthusiasm from the season led to criticism, including from his boss at Fox, and now he's fighting back.
Specifically, he responds to comments earlier this month from Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly, who told reporters that American Idol needed "some creative tweaking" after ratings "dropped more than anticipated.
Nigel Lythgoe, creator and executive producer of American Idol [Fox, Wednesdays/Thursdays, 8/7C], finds himself amused and baffled by talk of the show’s ratings slippage – a subject he was happy to fold forth on when he spoke with a... Read Post
Is there a feud brewing between American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe and FOX parent company, News Corp? One day after News Read Post
Fox could get more bang for its buck if it closes a deal with former American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe to return to the show for its 10th season. A source with knowledge of the negotiations told EW that Fox has talked t... Read Post