Brian Dunkleman jokes American Idol cancellation. He used to be part of the duo hosts Ryan Seacrest and himself until he left the Reality show after the first season. Dunkleman, who is a comedian and actor departed in 2002, took to Twitter to express his thoughts about its cancellation on May, 11.
“I knew American Idol would never last without me #CANCELLED,” Dunkleman, who served as co-host on the hit competition show for only one season, tweeted following the news that Idol’s upcoming 15th season will be its last.
During a press conference with reporters, Chairmain and CEO of Fox Television Group Dana Walden joked about a possible Seacrest/Dunkleman reunion during the series’ final run. “Where is Brian Dunkleman? If you give me his number, I will call and invite him,” Walden joked after being asked about Dunkleman’s possible return.
The show had a thirteen-year run, but now it is done following it’s fifteen final season this January on FOX”. This is what the network wrote,
“A season-long celebratory event, American Idol XV will feature host Ryan Seacrest and judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr., as they search for the final Idol superstar and pay tribute to the past 14 seasons of amazingly talented contestants and the millions of fans who tweeted, texted and championed their Idols.”
Fellow Fox CEO and Chairman Gary Newman said it was “not an easy decision” to make during the call.
“American Idol had been such a vital part of Fox for its run and we spent a lot of time talking with the producers about the future of American Idol and collectively we all arrived at the conclusion that it was time to bring the show to an end,” Newman explained. “Next year we’re announcing it as the final season and it is going to be a true season-long celebration. We’re already talking about surprises we can have for the fans to make it feel special and to send it off in a way that is as significant as the run it’s had on our network,” he added.
The show gave a lot of artists there break including, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and Jennifer Hudson.
Dunkleman went on to appeared on Celebrity Fit Club and had a small guest role on Las Vegas.
Forty-three-year-old Dunkleman, also once admitted that his leaving the show was a bad move on his part, because Ryan Seacrest went on to become a multi-millionaire superstar.
“Listen, I’d like to say I was just young and stupid, but the truth is, I really wasn’t that young,” he said. “I mean listen, I was a comedian and an actor… What I wanted to do with my life is be an actor and that’s going great,” he joked while giving the thumbs-up.