— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) May 11, 2015
American Idol Ending – Last Season in 2016
One more season for American Idol, after 15 seasons.
Ratings have suffered but the show still garners a respectable market share. What Fox and producers and owners of the show are betting on is that the final season will allow a opportunity for past winners, judges, contestants, fans to all remember and pay tribute to one of the leaders in the space.
Allowing amateur and experienced musicians a platform to compete and be recognized and become famous and in many cases successful.
Ryan Seacrest has been with the show since day one, hosting the show.
The current judges will return for the final season.
Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr.
The LA Times has a story about the show’s history.