After just one year, Mariah Carey has exited American Idol, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
"W/ global success of '#Beautiful' (#1 in 30+ countries so far) @MariahCarey confirms world tour & says goodbye 2 Idol," the account for her reps PMK-BNC tweeted Thursday, which Carey retweeted shortly after.
It was just two weeks ago that Candice Glover was crowned the winner of American Idol's Season 12, but even before the announcement was made, the Idol powers that be were already looking ahead to Season 13 to figure out what could be done to salvage the ailing series.
TV executives must have been happy to put a fork in the 2012-13 season. Ratings dropped across the board for broadcast networks due to fading reality franchises and the failure to launch any major new scripted hits. Cable also slumped, with audience levels flat compared with the previous season. And with the number of viewers who time-shift growing, the path to success is more treacherous than ever. Here are the shows that navigated the bumps — and the ones that became ratings road kill.
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Fox's longtime head of alternative programming Mike Darnell, who helped launch American Idol and Joe Millionaire, is leaving his post after 18 years, he announced Friday.
Mariah Carey's Friday morning got off to a rough start. During an appearance on Good Morning America, the singer suffered a nearly catastrophic wardrobe malfunction.