American Idol has gone through a lot of changes in the past few years but it’s still managed to stay successful, even without Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell… So who should be the next person to go to save a little money?

The Idol execs think if the show managed to survive after Simon, the same thing could be true with Ryan Seacrest. Sources are saying they are hesitant to offer Ryan another $45 mil deal this year when they can hire a replacement for a lot less.