Inside the Plan to Revamp American Idol

 

Can American Idol be saved? After losing a quarter of its audience last season, the Fox competition series is hitting the reset button for its 13th cycle, premiering in January. First up: a judging panel featuring Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. "Last season, we knew what could happen when the chemistry was bad," says new executive producer Per Blankens, who previously helmed the Swedish version of Idol. "So we decided to get three people who really could enjoy each other's company." The panel is getting along so well that they're even taking their lunch breaks together, something producers admit never happened last year. "Nobody's above the other," adds exec producer Trish Kinane. "There's none of that rivalry going on."

 

 

 


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