American Idol Cancelled In the UK: Will It Return?

American Idol cancelled in the UK? We feel badly for our friends across the pond because apparently UK channel after 5* has cut the show in the middle of the season. How rude is that? They didn’t even wait to let the viewers find out who won American Idol 2014!


According to Yahoo, UK channel 5* abruptly decided to cancel American Idol 2014 shortly after the Top 12 finalists were revealed. Although no official reason was announced, we can only assume it was likely due to low ratings. In the US, American Idol ratings have been in a free-fall for years, and this season has set record lows.

A spokesperson for 5* reportedly confirmed the news that American Idol is cancelled for now. The network’s official site for the network also now shows that “American Idol isn’t currently scheduled to be on any of our channels.”

However, there is some hope for fans that they may get to see the rest of the season at some point. “The show will be back in the summer,” the channel 5* rep told Yahoo.

Channel 5* actually nabbed American Idol from ITV2 in the fall of 2012, but apparently it has not proven to be a very successful steal for the network.