FOX idiots spent at least $25 million running ads and promos letting the world know that last year was the “farewell season” of American Idol, and now that ABC will be rebooting the popular show next season FOX apparently so embarrassed they now laughably say that it would be “extremely fraudulent” to bring American Idol back so quickly.
“We spent about $25 million sending a clear message that it was the farewell season. It felt to us it would be extremely fraudulent to bring the show back quickly, that fans would not appreciate being told one thing and then having the show brought back right away.”
American Idol fans will not be angry with ABC for keeping American Idol on the air, and if the fans of the show will be pissed off, they will be mad at FOX for cancelling a show that they liked, and which still has life left.
The way thins are going with FOX, it’s easy to see how the company may very well go bankrupt in the very near future, and personally I hope they do – and would throw a party when FOX goes off the air for good.
Fox executives are not holding back about American Idol returning so soon on rival ABC.
During a conference call with reporters Monday, Fox TV chairman Dana Walden criticized Idol producer FremantleMedia for bringing back the show so quickly after Fox’s heavily promoted farewell season just last year.
Walden acknowledged that Fox bid for the show’s return along with ABC and NBC. But Fox wanted to wait longer before bringing the show back — to the year 2020, ideally — and make some major creative changes to freshen the show. FremantleMedia, Walden claims, initially wanted to keep the format and talent unchanged, then agreed to bench the title for a few years, and then eventually decided to rush Idol back as soon as possible for financial reasons.
“They were determined to get this show back on the air as quickly as possible,” Walden said. “We spent about $25 million sending a clear message that it was the farewell season. It felt to us it would be extremely fraudulent to bring the show back quickly, that fans would not appreciate being told one thing and then having the show brought back right away.”
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