'American Idol' changes things up, hopes to regain its buzz

Arizona Republic - No matter how you look at it, shows come and go, and they're popular for a while, and then they're not popular,' says Rob Weiner, an author and performing-arts librarian at Texas Tech University. ' 'American Idol' has kind of worn out its welcome, but the show is still fundamental.'

You'll see lot of big changes during the 10th season of "American Idol," which starts this week, with new judges and regulations among them.

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"No matter how you look at it, shows come and go, and they're popular for a while, and then they're not popular," says Rob Weiner, an author and performing-arts librarian at Texas Tech University. " 'American Idol' has kind of worn out its welcome, but the show is still fundamental."

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