The End of an Era: The End of 'Idol'

May 15, 2015

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One of the first television shows that incorporated the audience, American Idol comes to an end. FOX offcially announced the competition show's 15 season will be its last. Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean discuss the issue on the weekly media criticism program, "Views of the News." 

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McKean said that although American Idol was a success it was time to end. 

"Everything reaches the limit of its effective life, and American Idol has reached it."

It is still undetermined what will replace American Idol's time slot on FOX.