and like putitng an old dog that finaly has earned their trip to heaven after so long being a fateful companion. plus the fact that ratings were so fading that idol got reduced to one night.  fox finaly has decided though not till after next season that american idol is now going to tv heaven . they finaly decided next season is its last.  and ryan and jen and keith and harry will be back one more time as judges but also to celebrate the show as fox finaly puts american idol out to pasture and pulls the plug one more season only. then done for good.