ABC planning “explosive” Idol expose.

ABC planning “explosive” Idol expose.
Desperate for some of the ratings that American Idol gets, ABC is planning what Variety calls “a potentially explosive expose on the Fox phenom.” While details haven’t been confirmed, Variety says “that the report—in the works for several months now—will take a hard look at the relationship between ‘Idol’ judges and contestants.” The special will air sometime in May, when American Idol 4 concludes, and “ABC may air the report as a special single-topic edition of ‘Primetime [Live]’ and make it a key, heavily hyped sweeps event,” Variety says. People close to the shows “confirm that Fox and ‘Idol’s’ producers have been contacted by ABC News reps, who’ve said the net is working on a story about the show. ABC hasn’t asked Fox or the producers to respond to any allegations, the insiders said.”

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