It’s Official! American Idol Is Returning To TV For 2017-2018 Season

After spending 15 seasons on Fox American Idol wrapped within 2016. As TV always works a revival is on that way, but it doesn’t seem like it will be on Fox.

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The revival is planned to air on ABC (American Broadcasting Company) it was announced on Good Morning America. The question that’s on everybody’s minds is who will be the new judges and if ex-host Ryan Seacrest will return. Seacrest has recently started a permanent co-host position with Kelly Ripa on Live! American Idol filmed in Los Angeles while Live! Films in New York City.

Amy Robach of Good Morning America said they will be announcing details at a later date. It has been confirmed that Idol’s will return 2017-2018 season. The show will most likely debut in March 2018 on Sunday nights. “American Idol on ABC…that has a nice ring to it,” Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney|ABC, said in a statement.

“Idol is an entertainment icon, and now it will air where it belongs, in ABC’s lineup of addictive fan favourites alongside Dancing with the Stars and The Bachelor. America, get ready for the return of a bigger, bolder and better-than-ever Idol.” ABC was one of many interested networks in reviving the series that once averaged 36 million viewers in its prime. NBC wanted to add the show to its many reality shows such as the Voice and America’s Got Talent.

“American Idol is a pop-culture staple that left the air too soon,” Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, said in a statement. “ABC is the right home to reignite the fan base. We are thrilled viewers will once again share in these inspiring stories of people realising their dreams.” The series finale aired back in 2016 attracting nine million viewers, with the final line-up of judges which featured, Keith Urban, Harry Connick Jr and Jennifer Lopez.

“All of the intense ‎speculation surrounding the comeback of American Idol demonstrates just how popular and powerful this brand remains,” Peter Hurwitz, CEO of CORE Media Group, a producer of the show, said in a statement. “ABC shares our belief in the enduring value of ‘Idol’ and will provide us with the perfect new home to showcase the gold standard of singing competition shows.”