FOX Officially Announces American Idol Changes, Moves Show So It Can Kill Off Thursday Night Comedies

    This weekend, FOX officially confirmed the changes to American Idol that have been breathlessly speculated on for months: Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez replace Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres, and there are going to be more challenges on the show, in order to try to liven things up after a season that beat its competition less thoroughly than had before. The big news is that the show is being moved to Wednesdays and Thursdays, from its original Tuesday and Wednesday lineup, mostly because Glee is a hit, and fucking with that show right now would not be wise. (As a sidebar, does anyone watch that? I never have.) This could be mega bad news for fans of shows like Community, which will now have to go head to head with American Idol‘s awards show. Good luck NBC. [AV Club]