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Will Viewers Tire of The Reality TV Singing Wars?

The networks may be killing the singing golden goose. After a decade of smacking down every competitor in its sight, American Idol isn't the only game in town anymore — and even Fox admits that the addition of rival hits The X Factor and The Voice has hurt the mother ship.
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American Idol Backstage Report: The F-Bomb Aftermath

At this point, no one should be all that surprised. Rock stars curse. But when it happens on American Idol, typically thought of as a bastion of family-friendly programming, and comes out of the mouths of judges Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson, it stops the show.

"Casey, man, you already are a cult hero," Tyler told Casey Abrams, who earned the judges' one and only save a few weeks ago and whose rendition of Maroon 5's "Harder To Breathe" impressed Tyler. "I mean, there's millions of people in America that are really angry because you pissed them off because you're so f---king good. You changed so many people's minds. I love you."

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Simon Cowell's X Factor Will Have Two Hosts

Paging Brian Dunkelman?

In a move to stand out from competitor American Idol, The X Factor will have two hosts when it premieres this fall on Fox, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Backstage: Landon Swank
Curtis Finch Jr: Road to Hollywood
Cutting Loose with Nick
Elaine Gutierrez: Road to Hollywood

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Year Title Description
2011 The X Factor TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2011 The X Factor USA TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2008 Farmer Wants a Wife TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2007 The Next Great American Band TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2007 Thank God You're Here TV Show Series, Executive Producer

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American Idol’s New Judges: "We’re Not Here to Break People Down"

A year after Simon Cowell announced his departure from  American Idol, the new judges panel stepped onto the same stage in Pasadena, Calif., to talk about how different they are from the caustic British judge.

 "We're not here to break people down, but we're here to guide people through it," Jennifer Lopez said Tuesday at the Television Critics Association's winter previews.

Viewers will get to weigh in for themselves on Lopez, fellow new judge Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson when Idol's 10th season premieres on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 8/7c on Fox. Returning executive producer Nigel Lythgoe emphasized a focus on not only finding but also mining a "true artist."

Idol auditions: Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler bring laughs, critiques and tears

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American Idol Spin-off Stages a Battle of the Bands

The producers of American Idol will be back on the Fox primetime schedule this fall with a new series that will launch The Search for the Next Great American Band.According to Fox insiders, the new (and tentatively titled) series is American Idol for groups rather than solo performers. The show is expected to be on Fox's new fall schedule to be unveiled on May 16.Like Idol, auditions will be held throughout the country for bands that will compete for a recording contract. After the auditions and the usual scrutiny from a panel of judges (which is not expected to include Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul or Randy Jackson), 10 semi-finalists will perform live in front of a studio audience. Viewers will then vote for the favorites via telephone or text-messaging, with a competitor eliminated each week.Unlike Idol, there will be no age restriction on the performers who enter the competition. The groups will be asked to perform a variety of musical genres during the course of the competition.Fo... read more

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