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Topic: American Idol

Rake’s Charm Offensive Fails to Hook Viewers

Soft launch for Fox’s Greg Kinnear drama

Although it was given the plum slot leading out of American Idol, the series premiere of the new Fox drama, Rake, failed to drum up much business Thursday night. According to…

Ford, Coca-Cola Return for Season 13 of American Idol

AT&T, veteran sponsor No. 3, drops the call

American Idol on Wednesday returns for its 13th cycle, and while two long-time sponsors will be on hand to get the party started, a third has left the fold. Ford and…

American Idol Is Ramping Up Its Football Presence

Campaign extends well beyond Fox’s broadcast signal reach

As Fox’s American Idol suits up for its 13th season, football fans should brace themselves for a full-on charm offensive. While a rash of promos featuring Idol hopefuls and a kinder,…

Community Earns Low Grades, The Assets Is D.O.A.

Rough night for NBC, ABC as premieres flop

It was a case of feast or famine on the first night back after broadcast’s long holiday hiatus, as CBS’ Thursday night comedy lineup put up big numbers, while premieres…

Fox Trims American Idol Results Show

Network reveals full mid-season lineup

Fox is putting American Idol on a diet, and that (indirectly) spells good news for the network’s Tuesday night lineup. As expected (Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly in May told Adweek…

The X Factor Stumbles Out of the Gate

Record low ratings for Season 3 premiere

Fox has a black hole punched through the middle of its prime-time schedule, and if the Season 3 premiere of The X Factor is anything to go by, the void…

Pepsi, GM Bail on Fox's X Factor

Honda, P&G sign on for season 3

After serving as the flagship sponsor of Fox’s The X Factor for its first two seasons—an agreement that included extensive integrations and interactive elements—Pepsi has passed on a third go-around…

Kris Jenner Keeps Tabs on Her Kids via TMZ

'They report on my family at least once a week'

Who Kris Jenner Age 57 Accomplishments Matriarch of the Jenner-Kardashian clan; star of E’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians; host of limited-run talk show Kris, premiering July 15 on select Fox stations…

Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj Split With American Idol

Singers quit as Fox preps big changes for Season 13

The American Idol exodus continues apace, as pricey divas Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj have decided to leave the show after a single season. PMK-BNC, Carey’s publicity firm, tweeted out the…

Mike Darnell Steps Down as Fox Reality Capo

American Idol boss passes on contract renewal

Nearly 20 years into a stint that saw him steer an unscripted slate that included the likes of When Animals Attack! and American Idol, Fox president of alternative entertainment Mike…

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