After Watching American Idol Go to ABC, Fox Counters With a New Musical Competition Show

In The Four, a quartet of 'finalists' will defend themselves from new challengers each week

Fox chief Dana Walden said The Four will be very different than American Idol, which aired on Fox for 15 seasons. Getty Images

Fox said goodbye to American Idol last year after 15 seasons and now is watching its long-running hit migrate to ABC this midseason. So the network countered today with the creation of a new singing competition series.

@jasonlynch Jason Lynch is TV Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.