LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Fox sources say there will be no “American Idol” announcements during the network’s portion of the Television Critics Association press tour on Monday.
That leaves plenty of unresolved questions surrounding the biggest show on television, which is in disarray after Ellen DeGeneres made the shock announcement last Thursday that she was leaving the judges’ table after just one year.
To wit: Has fellow judge Kara DioGuardi really been fired? Is Jennifer Lopez really taking over? And what about Steven Tyler? If executive producer Nigel Lythgoe returns after a two-year absence, what changes does he have in store to restore some luster to the fading franchise?
The Los Angeles Times reported on Saturday that Lopez’ deal was almost done, but the singer’s management team was holding out for other perks such as a development deal with Fox.