Add two more departures to the "American Idol" post-season tally.
Fox said Sunday that longtime executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick are exiting the singing contest.
The producers follow judges, Nicki Minaj and out the door.
Jackson was an original panelist. Minaj and Carey joined this season, and their on-air bickering proved uncomfortable for viewers and contestants.
The fate of, the other newcomer, is uncertain. There's been reports that "Idol" was considering calling on previous contestants to sit on the judges' chairs. Names like have been tossed around.
Fox didn't announce who would replace the producers. In a statement, Fox and the companies behind "American Idol" thanked Lythgoe and Warwick for their work and said they looked forward to working with them on other projects.
Lythgoe is the producer and a judge for Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance." He tweeted on Saturday:
just had 10 days in the Bahamas, rain everyday. I get back to the States and get fired. Sad! Monday we choose our top 20. I'll smile again.— Nigel Lythgoe (@dizzyfeet) June 8, 2013
The show's 12th seasonwith a , which saw take home the crown. She's releasing her debut album in July.
Tell us: Has "American Idol" run its course?