1 of 23American Idol
Why It Should Stay: Though it hasn't launched a Kelly Clarkson- or Carrie Underwood-like career in a while, the show is still churning out bona fide chart-toppers, including last season's winner, Phillip Phillips. Plus, with fresh blood at the judges' table this year — Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban — the show is giving thoughtful, fresh feedback for the first time in years.
Why It Should Go: The singing competition show market is saturated at this point, and while Idol was the pioneer, its novelty wore off a while ago. (Does anyone even watch the audition rounds anymore?) Not to mention, sob stories from the hopefuls are less moving and the crazies are less shocking when viewers have seen similar versions for the past 12 season.
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