Another iconic American television show is dead.
Simon Cowell (with impeccable timing as always) announced today at the Television Critics Association winter press tour he has decided to leave American Idol to become creator/producer/judge of the American version of his hit UK talent show The X Factor. That show will launch in 2011 on Fox.
Simon has realized (along with the rest of the country) that American Idol has become irrelevant and knew it was time to move on.
A word of advice to Simon Fuller and the producers of American Idol… make this season your last. Don’t attempt some lame version of A.I. without Simon Cowell. It won’t work and people won’t watch.
Jill Kennedy – OnMedea