Nigel Lythgoe (Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

Report: ‘Idol’ Continues Overhaul, Cuts Longtime Producers

The shakeup continues for “American Idol.” Longtime producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick have been dropped from the show, according to The Wrap, in a continued move to overhaul the one-time ratings juggernaut. Lythgoe and Warwick had both been there since the beginning in 2002, (although Lythgoe once took two years off) and also worked […]

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‘American Idol’ Producer Admits Voting Skews Toward Guys

All those theories about how teenage girls are controlling the “American Idol” voting this year, resulting in a field that includes only two female contestants among its seven finalists? Ken Warwick, the show’s British executive producer and a longtime Simon Cowell pal who helped start the U.S. version 10 years ago, admits the new voting […]

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‘American Idol’ EP Signs New Deal

According to Variety, ‘American Idol’ executive producer Ken Warwick has signed a new eight-figure deal that pays him what’s he’s worth. While Ryan Seacrest’s new $45 million contract and Simon Cowell’s reportedly $300 million negotiation have gotten the papers all a buzz, Warwick is the mastermind behind the ratings-behemoth and now it’s his turn to […]

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