Is Steven Tyler the reason for 'American Idol's' unexpected ratings stamina?
This was supposed to be the year that "American Idol" crashed and burned. How could it not? Everyone knew ex-judge Simon Cowell was the star. Once he packed up and left with his tight T-shirts and brutal one-liners, "Idol" was like a young singer who forgets the lyrics: Living on borrowed time.
Turns out the pessimists will have to hang on to those eulogies a little longer.
Read all about why -- including how new judge Steven Tyler has become its new star -- in our Calendar story.
-- Scott Collins (Twitter: @scottcollins)
Photo: Steven Tyler is, along with Jennifer Lopez, a new face on "American Idol's" judging panel. Credit: Frank Micelotta / Fox