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upfronts 2014

American Idol Renewed for a 14th Season

AMERICAN IDOL XIII: Ryan Seacrest on  AMERICAN IDOL XIII airing Thursday, April 17 (9:00-9:30 PM ET / PT) on FOX.  CR: Michael Becker / FOX. Copyright 2014 / FOX Broadcasting.

As expected, Fox's veteran singing┬ácontest will officially be returning for a 14th season. Despite shrinking ratings, next year probably won't be Idol's swan song; as Fox chief Kevin Reilly told us in a recent interview, he is "not yet in that place where [next season] would be the last season.” Still, if you've been meaning to audition for the past 13 years but keep putting it off, now seems as good a time as any.

Photo: Michael Becker/FOX