‘American Idol’ Hires New Director With Extensive Live Show Chops

“American Idol” has hired a new director whose experience can help them beef up the series’ live elements.

Louis J. Horvitz will direct the Fox competition for the upcoming Season 13.

The television director has helmed the live broadcasts of the Academy Awards, the Emmy Awards, the Grammy Awards and the Kennedy Center Honors. During his career spanning four decades, he has won five Emmy Awards for his work on the Academy Awards and two for his work on the Kennedy Center Honors.




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