Executive producer and judge Nigel Lythgoe broke the news on Tuesday's season finale
Fox also confirms Lythgoe and fellow founding producer Ken Warwick will be leaving the flailing show, as first reported by TheWrap
The Fox talent competition is in flux in the wake of alternative programming chief Mike Darnell's exit
Julian Fellowes, creator of "Downton Abbey," is honored at a BritWeek luncheon with guests including Michelle Dockery and Nigel Lythgoe
Nigel Lythgoe will help develop and produce programs for the global TV marketplace
Nigel Lythgoe's compliment draws laughs as Charlie Sheen discovers he's not even the Twitter champ of FX
"American Idol" producer Nigel Lythgoe refers to "possibility" of Jennifer Lopez leaving
"Anger Management" star Charlie Sheen is ready to make Nigel Lythgoe's crazy dream come true -- as long as a couple of conditions are met
"Private Practice," "Cougar Town" and "American Idol" all resulted from lousy pitches, say creators Shonda Rhimes, Bill Lawrence and Nigel Lythgoe
Why an "Idol" producer says it wouldn't make sense
Show ends on a cliffhanger about fallen contestant. Ouch
Executive producer says he isn't mad at Fox
The guest lists, the giftbags, Stevie Nicks, waiters with face tattoos, and where you’re most likely to cross paths with Charlie Sheen.
Nigel Lythgoe makes it official: J. Lo is back; but now, Steven Tyler might be complaining
"American Idol" executive producer follows last year's recipient, Simon Cowell, in receiving the trophy
The creator of MTV's hit talked up the fourth season during a luncheon for reality shows Tuesday in Beverly Hills
Returning on Jan. 19, the now Simon-less series looks to make some waves this year - here's a few we can only hope to see
"Obviously with Simon leaving, that's given us a new direction that we're almost forced into, but that allows us to be creatve and shake the...
“Idol’s” biggest PR mistake was how it treated the online fan community it had invited along
HOLLYBLOG: He's not Simon Cowell, he's not Paula Abdul and despite the giant lips and scarves, he's not even Ellen DeGeneres
Will again executive-produce the show he left three years ago for "So You Think You Can Dance"
Veteran exec will not take over as the show's executive producer, as has been reported
Individuals with knowledge of the goings on at "American Idol" tell TheWrap that Nigel Lythgoe is in talks to take over as the show's executive...
Paula Abdul and Nigel Lythgoe are welcomed, but Ellen is nowhere to be seen at Mondrian bash
Dancing around "Dance's" new rules with the partying Season 7 cast
Making millions for charity, whether at fundraising gala or by display of wits on game show's celebrity edition
New aspects to show's seventh season include changing professional partners
Old contestants will partner with new ones, 10 finalists this year not 20
Singer returns to network with production team from "American Idol"