Reality TV World People News   Ratings News   Scheduling News   Application News   Spoiler News
Show Updates   Features & Interviews   Image Gallery   Message Boards   Shows Listing

HOME > American Idol > American Idol 12

Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick fired from 'American Idol'


UPI News Service, 06/09/2013 

"American Idol" executive producer Nigel Lythgoe has confirmed he has been fired from the show, but told fans not to worry, because "Fox still loves me."

ADVERTISEMENT
Lythgoe tweeted Saturday he found out about being fired shortly after he returned to the United States from a vacation, The Hollywood Reporter said.

"Just had 10 days in the Bahamas, rain everyday. I get back to the States and get fired. Sad!," Lythgoe tweeted.

However, Lythgoe said he retained his job on Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance."

"Yes, don't worry. I'm on #SYTYCD. Fox still loves me," Lythgoe said. "It's not a personal thing they just feel IDOL needs new leadership after 12 Seasons."

While some people have blamed Lythgoe for poor choices of theme nights on "American Idol," former "Idol" competitor Jacob Lusk showed support for the show's former executive producer.

"You are one the best things that's ever happened to TV," Lusk tweeted.

Fox confirmed Lythgoe's firing, and that of fellow executive producer Ken Warwick, in a statement.

"The passion and dedication that Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick brought to American Idol guided the show to become a true cultural phenomenon," the statement said. "While we are saddened they will no longer be executive producers on the show, we are grateful for their tremendous contributions and look forward to continuing to work with them on additional projects."


DISCUSS AND COMMENT ON THIS STORY
Reality TV World now offers Facebook Comments on our stories. To post a comment, log into Facebook and then 'Add' your comment. To report spam or abuse, click the 'X' in the upper right corner of the comment box.


Get more Reality TV World! Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or add our RSS feed.


Copyright 2013 United Press International, Inc. (UPI). Any repr











Take Our User Survey





Page generated in 0.028892993927002 seconds
About Reality TV World   •   Advertise on Reality TV World  •   Contact Reality TV World  •   Privacy Policy   •   RSS Feed