[ABC] American Idol: The TV Phenomenon Returns

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edited April 2018 in International TV


It's Official: American Idol Coming Is Back, ABC Confirms


American Idol is officially coming back to television next season.

After weeks of rumors and a fierce bidding war, ABC confirmed on Tuesday morning it was rebooting the popular singing competition series — besting NBC and Fox for the show, which aired for 15 seasons on Fox from 2002 to 2016.

The news came on the network’s morning show Good Morning America. Co-anchor Amy Robach said a host, judges and premiere date for the show would be announced at a later date.

Idol fans no doubt hope Ryan Seacrest will return as host. He himself revealed on Monday’s Live with Kelly & Ryan that he and the network hadn’t “gotten that far” yet.

“I had said at the end of the series, ‘Goodbye for now,’ hoping somewhere it would come back,” he explained.

“I had no idea it was being talked about to come here until late last week I heard a rumor in the news and made a phone call, and they said, ‘Yeah, it may actually end up here.’ And I said, ‘Well, that’s kind of good to know since I work here,’ ” he continued. “So what I do know is, apparently it’s unofficial but very close to being said it will be here. I don’t know if I can host it…”

Kelly Ripa gave her seal of approval, telling her 42-year-old co-host that she would pick up the slack for their morning show. “You can disconnect for that!” Ripa insisted. “On the days where it is the day after, I will totally …you won’t even have to think, I will do it all!”

Seacrest’s hesitation is more than just cautious reservations. A source told PEOPLE his previous commitments present a lot of challenges.

“His plate is obviously pretty full already,” the source said. “His priority is Live with Kelly and Ryan, he has big commitments to iHeartRadio daily and the syndicated radio show.”

“That said, Ryan has a lot of affection for Idol given the significance to his career, and it taps into the things he loves — a live show, pop music, discovering new talent, etc,” the insider continued.

“There have been no formal discussions with Ryan about his involvement, but he may well be open to it … in the right capacity and if it fit in with his other commitments,” the source added.

Over the course of it’s 15 seasons, American Idol boasted a rotating judging table that included Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr.

As for the show’s most popular judge Simon Cowell, he’s unlikely to join the reboot with his role on NBC’s America’s Got Talent.

ABC is expected to announce Idol at its Upfront presentation to advertisers later this month.


  • silverwhizsilverwhiz Member Tennis FL Champion 🎾
    Hindi talaga mamatay-matay ang show na 'to. :lol:
  • DAKINDAKIN IMTV Cockatoo PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Pinagtiyagaan pa talaga ng ABC ito. :lol:
  • DAKINDAKIN IMTV Cockatoo PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Wait...cancelled by FOX?

    Tapos lumaban uli sa bidding ang FOX?
    I'm confused. :lol:
  • Aya_AlexaAya_Alexa Vision of Perfection PEx Guru ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    America's Next Top Model lang ang peg? ayaw palibing? :lol:
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    I hope they get Kelly Clarkson as judge :D
  • randy ortonrandy orton You poke my heart!! PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Kelly is gonna be a coach on The Voice. Sa Spring season next year.

    Galing din mang asar ng NBC!
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    Hindi nagkasundo sa talent fee, sayang :bop:

    ABC get Miranda Lambert pantapat kay Blake :naughty: :lol:
  • j5bataj5bata There's also ONE BENILDE! PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Puwede gawing American Idol XXVI ang thread title? hehehe.

    But yeah, I'm very curious to see how Simon Fuller pulled this off.
  • mars11mars11 引きこもり PEx Guru ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • silverwhizsilverwhiz Member Tennis FL Champion 🎾
    forg wrote: »
    Hindi nagkasundo sa talent fee, sayang :bop:

    ABC get Miranda Lambert pantapat kay Blake :naughty: :lol:

    Plus Gavin Rossdale for Gwen, please. :naughty: :rotfl:
  • ScareYouOftenScareYouOften Moderator PEx Moderator
    Kung di babalik si Keith, puwede na si Miranda. Wag naman puro country sa panel :glee: :lol:
  • silverwhizsilverwhiz Member Tennis FL Champion 🎾
    Katy Perry revealed as one of the judges. Will we ever see a Taylor Swift cover on the reboot season? :rotfl:
  • Aya_AlexaAya_Alexa Vision of Perfection PEx Guru ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • BeerhandBopBeerhandBop I Am WHIP PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    it would be awesome if seacrest's hosting partner from season 1 comes back to host this new show
  • xzzzxzzz Member 👁 PBB Loyalist
    Ang bilis bumalik :lol:
    Mabubuhay ba ulit ang Proud to Pinoy contestants :lol:
  • ScareYouOftenScareYouOften Moderator PEx Moderator

    bastusan daw talaga oh. :glee: :rotfl:
  • quasar74quasar74 Universe! PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    Rumors say that Katy Perry is being paid $25 million. Then getting Ryan for being the host again is now in trouble. TPTB have not learned their lessons. :rolleyes:

    As of now, Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe are not part of this reboot.
  • ScareYouOftenScareYouOften Moderator PEx Moderator
    American Idol’ bus coming to New Orleans; auditions to be held in September

    NEW ORLEANS — The “American Idol” bus is coming to New Orleans.
    The ABC show announced that New Orleans is one of 19 cities to play host to auditions for the 2018 Idol season.
    The show is also accepting video auditions online or via Instagram, Twitter or Musical.ly using the hashtag [#]TheNextIdol[/#].
    Here are the cities the American Idol bus will visit starting in August:


    Portland, OR – August 17
    Orlando, FL – August 17
    Miami, FL – August 19
    Oakland, CA – August 20
    Atlanta, GA – August 22
    Provo, UT – August 23
    Charleston, SC – August 25
    Denver, CO – August 26
    Asheville, NC – August 27
    Omaha, NE – August 29
    Louisville, KY – August 30
    Tulsa, OK – September 1
    Pittsburgh, PA – September 3
    Shreveport, LA – September 4
    Annapolis, MD – September 5
    Muscle Shoals, AL – September 7
    Boston, MA – September 8
    Chicago, IL – September 11
    New Orleans, LA – September 14
    Contestants must be at least 15 years old to audition.
    American Idol ended its 15-season run on Fox last year, but ABC reached a deal this year to pick the show up. It’s unclear if Ryan Seacrest will remain as host.

    Click here for more information.
  • quasar74quasar74 Universe! PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    Kaloka! So totoo nga ang $25M salary ni Katy. Good thing Seacrest is back. They better launch the show with a bang para makabawi. Most likely the show will premiere a week after the Oscars on Sundays.

  • quasar74quasar74 Universe! PEx Veteran ⭐⭐

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