Maybe Canadian Idol is just “resting” after all. After today’s Fox press tour session, American Idol executive producer Ken Warwick told me he had no idea Canadian Idol had been yanked off CTV’s schedule.
“Oh really? I didn’t know that,” said Warwick, also surprised to learn the last Canadian Idol finale didn’t even win its timeslot. “Really!”
Warwick (above, centre), who has overseen a number of Idol productions all over the world, believes the Canadian Idol karaoke machine could in fact be plugged back in at some point down the line. “There are some countries where the talent pool dries up pretty quickly,” he said. “Germany gave it a rest for two years, and when it came back, it went straight to No. 1 again.”
As American Idol heads into an eighth season this week, Warwick thinks the U.S. talent pool still hasn’t bottomed out. “That hasn’t happened yet,” he says. “I’m quite surprised it hasn’t happened, but it hasn’t.”

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