American Idol Producers: OUT!

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Fox is not sitting and letting American Idol die a quiet death.

With Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey all out as judges - and Keith Urban's bags as good as packed - The Wrap has confirmed that producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick have also been let go.

Both have presided over Idol since its inception, though Lythgoe left for two years in 2008.

American Idol Team

The competition flopped in Season 12, falling to season low ratings and losing its timeslot to The Big Bang Theory among 18-49-year olds.

No word yet on who will replace Lythgoe and Warwick, though let's hope they don't bring Motown Night and other tired themes with them.

As part of the show's major shake-up, Jennifer Hudson is reportedly in as judge, with Kelly Clarkson and Adam Lambert possibly on deck.


American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]