Fox has just announced that American Idol has been officially canceled.

The show will end after season 15, which is scheduled to start in January of 2016. American Idol was once the most popular show on TV and a huge ratings smash.  The season 14 finale will air this week.

American Idol averaged over 20 million viewers for a good part of its 14-year run. This season the show is only averaging 9 million viewers. Are you sad to see American Idol go?

Here's a look back at the heydey of American Idol.