Is Fox Wishing Failure On ‘American Idol’?

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You know when you break up with somebody and you don’t want to be with them anymore but you also don’t want them to move on with their lives or be happy? I think that’s what’s going on with Fox and the ABC reboot of American Idol. Because Fox sure hates that show now.

Back in the glory days of American Idol the show was a cash cow for Fox. They made a redonkulous amount of money off Idol and its spin-offs in other countries. But like relationships sometimes do, their love faded. By the end of Idol‘s original run they weren’t doing so good in the ratings. Soon, Fox cancelled the show but thought that maybe someday it would be revived. That’s when Idol’s owners Freemantle Media sold it to Disney and ABC. Now, scrambling to show they can move on to, Fox came up with The Four.

How do I know that Fox is bitter about losing Idol? Check out these headlines from Fox News.


3/22 ABC’s ‘American Idol’ reportedly blaming Ryan Seacrest scandal for low ratings

3/21 ‘American Idol’ judge Luke Bryan defends Katy Perry’s contestant kiss

3/21 Katy Perry’s disastrous ‘American Idol’ kiss was ‘unfortunate,’ blown out of proportion, Luke Bryan says

3/21 Blake Shelton beating Luke Bryan in primetime ratings war

3/20 ‘American Idol’ hits ratings sour note falling behind ‘The Voice’

3/20 Embarrassment for ABC as ‘American Idol’ reboot tanks amid Katy Perry nun dispute, Ryan Seacrest sex scandal

3/19 Katy Perry shades Taylor Swift after ‘Idol’ contestant raves over rival

3/14 Revamped ‘American Idol’ trounced by ‘The Voice,’ pressure grows to save ‘museum piece’ from ‘also ran’ graveyard

3/13 Katy Perry dinged for flirting with ‘American Idol’ contestants as nun scandal swirls

3/12 Fans blame Katy Perry on social media for the death of a nun who was suing her

3/11 ABC’s ‘American Idol’ premiere soured by Perry, Seacrest scandals

Fox, buddy, you know we love you. You’ve been good to us with The Four. You’ve got your own talent competition show now and it’s time to move on.

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