REPORT: American Idol May Come Back Revamped
12/14/2008 AT 12:00 AM EST
American Idol fans may be in for some changes in the coming season.
The Idol fan site mjsbigblog.com posted what it referred to as an internal FOX memo that relayed how the network plans to update the show, according to Access Hollywood.
Among the biggest changes: the show will air fewer audition weeks featuring "fewer bad singers and more ‘aspirational’ singers"; instead of a Top 24, the show will feature a Top 36 which will eventually be narrowed down to 12.
Some familiar features will also reportedly be altered. According to the site, the Wild Card round will make its return while the charity-based Idol Gives Back doesn’t look to be returning this season.
FOX declined to comment, reports Access.
Idol will be back in January for its eighth season.