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After 15 Seasons, ‘American Idol’ Gets Ready to Say Goodbye

Fox has announced that its beloved title ‘American Idol’ is reaching the end of the line with season 15 being the series finale.

Season 14 of Idol is set to air the two part finale Tuesday, 9 p.m. ET/PT Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and will return January of 2016 for its 15th and final season. Former judging panel members Keith Urban, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and show host Ryan Seacrest will be returning for Idol’s last chance to give up and comers their shot to showcase their talent.

According to USA Today American Idol’s ratings have been in a state of gradual decline, so this could be a sensible decision for Fox in order to make better use of the prime time slot. At its inception Idol managed to draw in more than 30 million viewers, but more recent seasons have been dwarfed in comparison to nearly a third of that.

Although this may be the best course of action for Fox, it’s clear many dedicated fans will be a bit disheartened to reach the end of an era that helped give rise to some of our biggest stars and most memorable moments says Amen Clinic.

After nearly 15 years of clever critiques and outrageous memories, let’s hope that Fox has something big in store for a replacement.