'American Idol' is coming back, but it'll look a little different

Lawrence Kim
May 14, 2017

ABC confirmed the news on its morning show, Good Morning America, shortly thereafter. "ABC shares our belief in the enduring value of "Idol" and will provide us with the ideal new home to showcase the gold standard of singing competition shows".

"American Idol is a pop culture staple that left the air too soon", ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a press release.

American Idol originally ran for 15 seasons on FOX in the US, earning 67 Emmy nominations and nine wins. "ABC is the right home to reignite the fan base". "Except for that time Idol beat it". The old Fox ratings powerhouse-turned-pathetic will have new life on ABC.

So far, there's no word on whether the show's original judges and host Ryan Seacrest will be returning yet, but it's still early.

Less than a week after making an offer, ABC has officially secured rights to the historic singing competition, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The singing competition, canceled by Fox just last spring, is being resurrected on ABC.

"American Idol" is making a comeback after a almost two-year break but it will be moving to its new home in ABC. "I had said at the end of the series, "Goodbye for now" - hoping somewhere it would come back", he admitted. TMZ reposted that Seacrest "seems interested" in returning to "Idol", though on Monday he played coy on Live!, saying, "I don't know if I can host it". "His priority is Live with Kelly and Ryan, he has big commitments to iHeartRadio daily and the syndicated radio show". Longtime host Ryan Seacrest recently joined the ABC fold with his new morning gig on "Live With Kelly and Ryan", which is produced in NY. The victor then received a "Dream Ticket" that granted them front-of-the-line privileges at future "American Idol" auditions.

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