Workplace politics specialist and author Ben Dattner on the nuances in the June 10 statement. read more
Given American Idol’s lowest ratings this past season, it’s not quite a surprise that Fox felt the need to implement some serious changes, including firing their executive producers! But former EP Nigel Lythgoe opened up at the third annual Critic’s Choice Awards Monday evening when asked about the show. He revealed: "It was embarrassing for everybody." Though [...]
Nigel Lythgoe speaks out on “embarrassing” Idol exit via Rickey.org Nigel Lythgoe, while on the red carpet at the third annual Critics' Choice Awards, spoke out on his "embarrassing" American Idol firing. The Voice • American Idol • The X Factor
Per Blankens hired as new ‘American Idol’ executive producer via Rickey.org Per Blankens, the man in charge of Idol in Sweden, has replaced Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick as executive producer of American Idol. OMG I love this season already. I love Sweden! The Voice • American Idol • The X Factor
Nigel Lythge issues official statement on ‘American Idol’ firing via Rickey.org Nigel Lythgoe has release an official statement regarding is firing from American Idol as executive producer. Hopefully FOX won't cancel So You Think You Can Dance. Or else I will have to look for Nigel's works on cable. The Voice • American Idol • The X Factor
NEW YORK -- One day after dismissing its longtime production pair, "American Idol" has a new executive producer. Freemantle Media has named Per Blankens to...
American Idol is getting a MAJOR overwhaul for season 13! After hitting some serious low notes in the ratings last season, it means longtime executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick (above) are out and Swedish Idol producer Per Blankens is in. New showrunner David Hill thinks Per will be the man to bring Idol [...]
And the Idol updates keep on coming. This weekend, we learned that American Idol executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick were cut from the series after twelve seasons. Today comes a more formal statement from Lythgoe, along with official word from FremantleMedia that they have hired a new executive producer.
The exodus from "American Idol" isn't over yet. Executive producer Nigel Lythgoe, who's been with the series since its beginning, has been let go from the program, Lythgoe confirmed on Twitter and in a statement to CNN. "I am truly saddened to be leaving a great team of friends and colleagues. However, at the end […]
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Swedish producer Per Blankens will be taking the lead on a revamped season of "American Idol," the show's production company said on Monday, after long-time British producer Nigel Lythgoe said he was fired from the show due to f...
It didn't receive the same fanfare as Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson leaving - but Nigel Lythgoe was removed as producer of American Idol last week. And as the Fox competition looks to regain its ratings foothold, Lythgoe...Show More Summary
“If the executives that are now in charge believe ratings will improve with my departure, I have no complaints,” says the executive producer. read more
Swedish television executive Pers Blankens steps in for Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick, who recently confirmed their exits from the Fox show. read more
Swedish TV producer Per Blankens will replace Nigel Lythgoe as executive producer of American Idol next season, Idol producer FremantleMedia announced Monday. Blankens has acted as showrunner on Sweden's version of the reality singing competition for five seasons. Show More Summary
American Idol executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick have been fired by Fox, finally paving the way for the show to be redefined, perhaps by producers who will have contestants sing songs that were produced in the same century as their birth. Show More Summary
Both FOX and Nigel Lythgoe have confirmed that "American Idol" executive producers Lythgoe and Ken Warwick will not return to the show in Season 13.
After 12 seasons, Nigel Lythgoe will no longer be with American Idol. Lythgoe, who was a longtime executive producer for [...]
American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe apparently was a few days behind getting the news that he had lost his job — but is taking it in stride. Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com American Idol So You Think You Can Dance Nigel Lythgoe
American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe has confirmed his exit from FOX’s troubled competition. Reports surfaced last week that Lythgoe and fellow producer Ken Warwick were fired from Idol as the network begins to rethink the formula. Lythgoe and Warwick were heavily involved with getting the show going back in 2002. The American Idol producer confirmed [...]Show More Summary
One month ago, a report revealed that there were major changes ahead for American Idol, including the planned replacement of all four judges - including veteran judge Randy Jackson - and also the ousting of longtime producer Nigel Lythgoe. In the weeks since then, one-by-one, those rumors have started to come true.