Let's just get rid of all the

Simon Cowell left the “American Idol” judging panel. Ellen DeGeneres resigned. And now, reportedly, Kara DioGuardi won’t be back because (again, reportedly) her contract has not been renewed.

Now all the producers need to do is get rid of Randy Jackson, too.

The best thing “Idol” could do to reverse its ratings slide is to start from scratch. Whether it’s Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and somebody else on the panel or not, there’s no reason to keep any of the old judges.

For that matter, would it be so bad if they got a new host? Kat Deeley of “So You Think You Can Dance” is a far better host than Ryan Seacrest ever has been.

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