"American Idol" lost two stars this week when judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez announced they would not be returning next season, but the hit Fox show could gain itself The Queen.
The company that owns "American Idol" is restructuring in light of the show's ratings drop and developing projects for its other assets, including the creative exploitation of Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali, the New York Times reports.
Britney Spears received the loudest, longest applause at the start of her first taping as a judge on Fox's "The X Factor" on Thursday, but it was fellow newcomer Demi Lovato who appeared ready to steal the spotlight during the second season of the popular talent search show.
With the fall TV schedule now complete, we get to step back and take a look at the hellish battleground that broadcast hath wrought.
Singing competition shows like "American Idol" and "The Voice" don't only make stars, they rehabilitate them.
If you're over the age of 17 and live in America, odds are high that you didn't hear about the British boy band One Direction until some time in the last two months.
The British invasion continues.
The May upfronts are just around the corner! Death is nigh, my friends!
Whether you're into fashion design, the culinary arts or watching famous pop stars make and break the dreams of hopeful singers, reality programming offers something for everyone.
Welcome to the live shows! We've got an all-new American Idol set featuring a giant spacecraft-y oval that reminds me a little too much of The X Factor, and some wind-machined amber waves of grain behind Ryan to remind us of how easy breezy beautiful representative of America he is. (Noted.)
The latest name thrown in the ring for an "X Factor" judges spot: Singer LeAnn Rimes.
The changes to Fox's singing competition shows have only just begun.
Having watched as countless contestants said their goodbyes on season 1 of "The X Factor," judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger and host Steve Jones will now do the same, without so much as a highlight reel to play them off.
After her shocking elimination on Thursday's episode of "The X Factor," a heartbroken Rachel Crow began to sob while the crowd booed judge Nicole Scherzinger, whose indecisiveness ultimately led to Crow's axing by viewer vote.
After a huge hot mess of a Thursday results show featuring Mary J. Blige, lots of filler, and all of the remaining cast alternating between screaming and crying onstage at the end of the hour, the act eliminated from the "X Factor" laser field on December 8 was....
Weird night! The Top 5 were informed 24 hours before Wednesday's performance show that they'd have to sing their Save Me songs instead of the songs they'd been preparing all week for the Pepsi Challenge.
It's taken multiple eliminations, with tears and without. There have been a few quick performances by Willow Smith, Jessie J and Outasight (and next week is Rihanna, which is quite the step up). Server farms have been full of tweets, and there's been endless bickering among the judges. But the big moment's arrived: "The X Factor" has chosen a Top 10.
The singer fails to arrive at Simon Cowell's home in France to mentor eight female contestants
The 32 remaining contestants will face the judges and music's biggest names this week
How much undiscovered singing talent can America really have left? Enough for Simon Cowell to bring his "American Idol" spinoff "The X Factor", already a hit in Britain, to the States to fill that chilly fall gap in the TV schedule without televised karaoke.
Early favorites such as Stacy Francis and Rachel Crow move forward, while eccentric performers like Siameze Floyd were sent packing.
The judges spar over contestants and Nicole proves she's got the singing chops to be on the panel
"I hoped that we were going to find someone like you," Simon Cowell tells the college freshman Melanie Amaro
Oof. The Miami and Dallas audition rounds of "The X Factor" brought us a few solid acts -- and one stunning one -- and an utterly ridiculous amount of screentime dedicated to losers and fools.
Simon's new show didn't grab as many viewers as Ryan and company
Scherzinger ended up replacing Cole in May, but both appeared on Wednesday night's premiere
It was fun, with a few genuinely inspiring moments - and predictable
Simon Cowell talks about the differences between "American Idol" and his new show "The X Factor."
Simon Cowell, gearing up for Wednesday's premiere of "The X Factor" on Fox, told CNN's Piers Morgan, "It is the biggest moment in my career."
From the talented to the wacky, meet the prospective contestants before the show premieres
The X Factor judge explains why he wanted to work with his former American Idol colleague again
"Why not have a second crack?" The X Factor boss says of coming back to life in the future
The songstress will be a "guest" of judge Simon Cowell in several episodes, a source tells PEOPLE
"You can't say no to Mariah," Cowell, a huge fan of Carey's, tells PEOPLE
"American Idol" creator Simon Fuller filed a lawsuit Wednesday claiming he should be paid for the U.S. version of "The X Factor."
"Lewis and I are not engaged," the singer posted on Twitter
The judge dreams he's nice to contestants in a new ad for the upcoming singing competition
Was Cole, the English singer, songwriter, dancer and model, fired from the show or just homesick?
"I can't believe I am saying this - I have missed her a lot," Simon says
The former American Idol judge reportedly will join Cowell, Cheryl Cole and L.A. Reid on the panel
Viewers who've missed the love-hate chemistry between Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell that sparked "American Idol" for eight seasons can look forward to the duo's reunion on "The X Factor" this fall.
Simon Cowell says he missed Paula Abdul when she left "American Idol," and comments on the new judges.
Simon Cowell has called the singer-actress "gorgeous and ruthlessly ambitious"
The American Idol alums will join L.A. Reid and Cheryl Cole on the Fox show, says a report
It's an iconic scene from the the 1983 film "Risky Business."
When CNN's Piers Morgan asked Simon Cowell what he thought about this season's "American Idol," Cowell said, "I personally think it is a better show than last year."
Simon Cowell says this season of "American Idol" is better than last season. The full interview airs 3/14.
"I think it's important you have different opinions," Cowell tells PEOPLE
"I want to meet her," the X Factor judge tells PEOPLE
Antonio "L.A." Reid will join Cowell on the talent search when it premieres in the fall
The former Idol judge jokes that his invitation must be "lost in the post"
He's British. He's famous. But he didn't make the cut.
The "talented and likable" star may be the right fit, a source tells PEOPLE, but no final decision has been made
Facebook users soon could become the power brokers in who becomes the next Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood.
The X Factor is talking to PEOPLE - so tell us what you want to know
Reports that the X Factor producer is upset with the Idol judge aren't true
"Bring it on," the judge says of trying out for his new show. Here's how to sign up
He's mum on the other judges, but says the winner of the show will get a $5 million record contract
Volkswagen, Coca-Cola and Simon Cowell make the cut
Fox will reveal Wednesday who will take up the three vacated slots on the judges' panel on "American Idol."
It may look like "American Idol" or "The X Factor", but the contestants aren't vying for money or a record deal.
Lee DeWyze, a paint salesman from Chicago, Illinois, was announced the winner of Fox's "American Idol" on Wednesday night, edging out fellow 24-year-old Crystal Bowersox, a mother from Elliston, Ohio, affectionately known as "MamaSox" to her fans.a
Simon Cowell's Haiti charity single gets its first airing in the United Kingdom featuring singers including Susan Boyle and Leona Lewis.
Simon Cowell's departure from "American Idol" is a sign that the British judge is ready to take on the challenge of becoming the world's biggest entertainer, according to a long time friend and former colleague.
Record producer and former British Pop Idol judge, Pete Waterman talks about Simon Cowell's decision to leave the American show.
There's lots of speculation as to who will be replacing Simon Cowell on "American Idol" and who will serve as judges on Cowell's new show "The X Factor."
British television mogul Simon Cowell is producing a record to raise funds for the earthquake recovery effort in Haiti.
With shows such as "American Idol" and "Glee," network executives at Fox appear to be tapping into the types of programming that television audiences want.
News that acerbic British judge Simon Cowell is quitting the hugely popular talent show, "American Idol," has led to intense speculation as to whether the show can survive without him.
Celebs react to the news that Simon Cowell is leaving "American Idol" after this season.
Mark McGwire Soon after he raised his right hand and testified before Congress at a hearing on baseball and steroids in 2005, McGwire said, "I'm not here to talk about the past" -- probably his most public and famous denial in a decade of them.
Longtime "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell said he'll be leaving the popular Fox talent show at the end of the season, the network announced Monday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California.
CNN's Errol Barnett points out some of the top tech trends in 2009 and shows us another to perhaps watch for in 2010.
It's been a remarkable year when it comes to technological breakthroughs and how we consume technology on a daily basis.
Last week, he was the anonymous leader of the Facebook campaign to oust Simon Cowell's "X Factor" winner Joe McElderry. This week he's probably fielded more calls than his musical nemesis.
Jon Morter explains why he started an internet campaign movement and answers your questions.
ITN's Ben Cohen reports on a grassroots Internet campaign that puts Simon Cowell's "The X-Factor" to shame.
Rage Against the Machine has claimed the prestigious No. 1 spot on the British singles chart on the last Sunday before Christmas, marking the first time in five years the winner of Simon Cowell's "X-Factor" has not won.
At least half a million Facebookers are raging against Simon Cowell, trying to keep his British TV talent show "The X-Factor" from claiming the number-one spot on the British singles chart on Christmas Day.
Simon Cowell's stranglehold on the British Christmas record charts looks as though it might be coming to an end.
The buzz over Simon Cowell leaving his post at "American Idol" to launch a U.S. version of his British hit music contest "The X Factor" hit a fever pitch this week.
The TV judge and the rock star get into a feud over the British version of Idol
In the business of music talent shows, there's always room for one more.
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