Fox announces the end of American Idol

Long-running singing reality format American Idol has been axed after 13 years.

The upcoming season of the franchise, to start in January 2016, with Ryan Seacrest as host will be its last, confirmed a statement from Fox Network.

Announcing its primetime slate for 2015-2016 season, Fox wrote:

[blockquote style=”1″]American Idol will begin its 15th – and final – season this January on FOX. A season-long celebratory event, AMERICAN IDOL XV will feature host Ryan Seacrest and judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr., as they search for the final Idol superstar and pay tribute to the past 14 seasons of amazingly talented contestants and the millions of fans who tweeted, texted and championed their IDOLs.[/blockquote]

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