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'American Idol' will have a new showrunner for Season 15
"American Idol" executive producer Per Blankens is leaving the sinking FOX singing competition after two seasons.
According to TheWrap, longtime FreemantleMedia President of Entertainment Programming Trish Kinane, an "American Idol" veteran, will serve as showrunner for the 15th and final "American Idol" season.
"American Idol" hit series lows in its 14th season, which saw Nick Fradiani top Clark Beckham in a lackluster finale.
FOX announced as part of its upfront presentation that all three judges and Ryan Seacrest would return for the crowning of the final "American Idol" next spring. — Daniel Fienberg