Why Fox is canceling ‘American Idol’

After 14 years, what was once the most watched show on television, is going off the air. Fox has announced that “American Idol” will be canceled following the upcoming 15th season.

“American Idol’s” farewell season will feature veteran host Ryan Seacrest and judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick, Jr. Fox announced the cancelation on Monday prior to the network’s annual pitch to advertisers previewing its fall lineup.

“American Idol” was created by Simon Fuller in 2002 and is based on his British hit series “Pop Idol.” With original judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, the show has featured a number of notable names on the panel, including Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Steven Tyler, Kara DioGuardi and Ellen DeGeneres. The one element that has remained constant throughout the show’s history is Seacrest, a former radio personality who has emceed since Season 1. READ MORE.