Are all four 2013 judges about to get voted off American Idol?
A show insider reportedly has revealed to The Wrap that the network is so desperate to get the show's ratings back on track that it is looking to do a complete reboot for next year.
"All four are gone," the source claims. "They feel they've lost their core audience, and they want it back."
In other words, this apparently means that newbies Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, and Keith Urban are all getting the axe, along with stalwart Randy Jackson. Say it ain't so, dawg.
Randy's ouster would be quite surprising, as he is the lone remaining link on the judging panel to the show's original season. Then again, Randy was also rumored to be on the chopping block at the end of last season but was brought back at the last minute.
Another thing that will reportedly change next season?
"No more big checks for divas," adds the source.
Also reportedly out the door will be longtime producer Nigel Lythgoe. Talk about heads rolling!
Fox's chairman is said to want to update the feel of the show, which includes redesiging the set and getting rid of the dated tribute nights.
A Fox spokesperson wouldn't comment on the rumor.
It would make sense that a drastic change is in order, given that ratings continue to plummet this season, hitting all-time low after all-time low.
Does this mean Ryan Seacrest's job is safe? We haven't heard anything about The Crest just yet. Fingers crossed.
So do you think these changes are a good idea? Or are you hoping that at least one or some of the current judges would return? And who should be the new judges?
So many questions!
Source: The Wrap