Simon Cowell will be a judge on “American Idol” for at least three more seasons.
During the second-quarter earnings call of CKX, parent company of “Idol” co-producer 19 Entertainment, CKX chairman and CEO Robert Sillerman indicated that Cowell is finalizing a deal with Fox to continue on the top-rated reality show.
Cowell, heading into the final year of his current “Idol” contract, hinted in the spring that he might leave the show at the end of his deal. But early in the summer, he entered negotiations with Fox for a new pact.
“We’ve heard from Fox, who has asked us for approval for Simon Cowell to appear for three more years on ‘Idol,'” Sillerman said. More…