AMERICAN IDOL! You remember, that show some of you stopped caring about back when George Bush was in office? Well, according to Variety, the show you loved to ignore could potentially be returning to television soon, but to a network that’s not FOX. FremantleMedia, the company that produces American Idol, has strapped on its tightest titty dress and hooker heels to work the stroll and they finally shook their ass so good for NBC that they’ve become interested, yet no deal has been reached as of yet. Now, I’m sure you’re saying to yourself “Why? That shit’s old and dead! Plus, they have The Voice, what they need American Idol for?” Hey, I said the same thing (no I didn’t. I just want you to feel like you have a friend). Well, as far as The Voice is concerned it will be chopped from two airings per year down to one in the event that NBC decides to make American Idol its bottom bitch.
But one of the bigger issues with having American Idol sashay on over to NBC is the scheduling. Variety goes on to say:
From a scheduling standpoint, it could be difficult for NBC to find a place for “American Idol” without making changes to its existing unscripted slate. NBC’s schedule is already loaded with talent competitions year-round, with “The Voice” premiering new cycles in fall and mid-season, and “America’s Got Talent” — produced by original “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell — reigning as the network’s biggest draw in summer. In July, NBC gave a series order to “World of Dance,” a dance competition series from another former “American Idol” judge, Jennifer Lopez, which has not yet been scheduled.
Back when American Idol first premiered in 2002 it was a ratings juggernaut. Last year, when it presented its fifteenth and final season the juggernaut had been reduced to a teeny tiny baby ant, which is why I don’t know why they would want to bring it back. Still, reboots can be a good idea for a franchise that still has some life it in, like the reboot of America’s Next Top Model (although new host Rita Ora always looks like she’s moments away from facing the camera and saying, “This some bullshit”). However American Idol died a long time ago. Reviving this would be like the scene in Ghost when Patrick Swayze jumped into Whoopi Goldberg for one last dance with Demi Moore. It was sweet, but ultimately he still went away.