American Idol 2016 Finale: Nigel Lythgoe Promises ‘Spectacular Show’

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Nigel Lythgoe, a long running executive of the American Idol series, is coming back this season to help produce the three-night finale event and promises it’ll be something “spectacular” to watch. Speaking with AP, Nigel explained his focus for the finale would be on the stars its made rather than [...]

American Idol 2016: Nigel Lythgoe Returns For Series Finale

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Nigel Lythgoe is set to make his return to American Idol 2016 for its season finale episodes as a smart send off to the series he helped shape during its peak years. Lythgoe produced the series from Idol seasons 1-7 and 10-12 before being dismissed for the series’ tanking performance [...]

Nigel Lythgoe Heads New CBS Singing Competition

The X Factor has just been cancelled, American Idol is winding down, and The Voice ratings have been falling as well. Even so, CBS thinks now is the perfect time to enter the reality TV singing competition genre with a new series helmed by former American Idol showrunner Nigel Lythgoe. [...]

Nigel Lythgoe Pissed The Voice Won Emmy Before American Idol

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Despite being fired from American Idol back in June, former executive producer Nigel Lythgoe is pissed that The Voice won an Emmy Award before his former employers nabbed one. In a post to Twitter on Sunday night, Lythgoe said he was “shocked” that The Voice took home top prize when [...]

Nigel Lythgoe on American Idol Firing: ‘Of course I’ve got hard feelings’

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  To say ousted American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe has mixed feelings over his recent firing would be an understatement. He knows the firing wasn’t personal but also harbors hard feelings. As he and anyone else fired from a job should.   “Of course I’ve got hard feelings. I’m pissed [...]

New American Idol Producer Named

American Idol has already filled the producer void left by Nigel Lythgoe when he was fired last week. Set to replace Lythgoe during American Idol 2014  is Per Blankens, who produced the Swedish version of American Idol from 2007-2011. “Per is a creative and experienced executive who has been the [...]

American Idol Twitter Round-up

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It’s officially American Idol off-season and there’s not a lot going on aside from rumors about who will and who will no be judges next season, but thanks to Twitter, we still get tiny bits of news here and there, so here is our first summer edition of American Idol’s [...]

American Idol Producers Nigel Lythgoe And Ken Warwick Won’t Be Returning Next Season

In a not-so-shocking move, American Idol producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick will not be returning for American Idol 2014, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It was expected that the two would follow the entire judging panel out the door before Season 13 after a lackluster season and a finale [...]

Nigel Lythgoe: American Idol 2013 Judges Lack ‘Good Chemistry’

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American Idol Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe has spoken out on the declining ratings of American Idol 2013 and he’s not placing any of the blame on the lack of hot guys for the young female demographic to get behind. It’s all about the judges, he says. “I don’t think we [...]

American Idol Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe Reveals “Twist” For Next Season

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American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe in an interview with MTV News has revealed plans to keep the aging series fresh when it returns in 2014 for its 13th season. Unfortunately this seems to be another case of producers looking to cherry pick the best of its competition. “American Idol [...]

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