American Idol will not be coming back for a new season in 2018, despite counter offers from both NBC and FOX.
As for why, Fremantle also owns “AGT” and we’re told the company was pushing hard to pressure Core into agreeing to accept the NBC offer.
We’re told honchos at Core felt Fremantle had a conflict of interest and was pushing “Idol” to make “AGT” the cornerstone of a year-round talent competition.
The Core execs felt Fremantle was trying to diminish the unique value of Idol and the two companies could not see eye to eye and we’re told all the negotiations have been shelved.
Are you disappointed that American Idol appears, for now at least, to be stuck in cancellation hell?