Fox announced Monday that the show has been cancelled after 13 years on the air, saying in a statement next season will be it's last. "American Idol will begin its 15th - and final - season this January on FOX," the network wrote in the press release. Calling the 15th season, "a season-long celebratory event," Fox added that host Ryan Seacrest and judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr will all be back for American Idol XV.
Ryan later confirmed the news on Twitter, tweeting, "yes next year will be our final season of @AmericanIdol :( this show's been a big part of my life for so long... hard to imagine it w/out it."
"Next season will be emotional yes, but next season will be unforgettable," he continued. "i can't wait #idol." The media mogul continued to reminisce about his time on the Fox show, tweeting a photo of himself when it first started, standing next to then-contestants Kelly and Justin Guarini.
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you guys I was 27 when we started idol...just a kid pic.twitter.com/iZ3Dvv7m5k- Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) May 11, 2015