FILE - This March 15, 2005 file photo shows "American Idol" producers 

FILE - This March 15, 2005 file photo shows "American Idol" producers Ken Warwick, left, and Nigel Lythgoe during a news conference in Los Angeles. Fox said Sunday, June 9, 2013, that longtime executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick are exiting the singing contest. Its 12th season ended in May with a record low-rated finale. The producers follow judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson out the door. Fox confirmed the producers' departure after Lythgoe said online that he'd been "fired" from the show. (AP Photo/Rene Macura, file)
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FILE - This March 15, 2005 file photo shows "American Idol" producers Ken Warwick, left, and Nigel Lythgoe during a news conference in Los Angeles. Fox said Sunday, June 9, 2013, that longtime executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick are exiting the singing contest. Its 12th season ended in May with a record low-rated finale. The producers follow judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson out the door. Fox confirmed the producers' departure after Lythgoe said online that he'd been "fired" from the show. (AP Photo/Rene Macura, file)
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