American Idol to Return

May 10, 2017 | | Comments 0

ABC has reached an agreement with FremantleMedia to bring American Idol the singing competition that birthed a reality TV movement back.

The agreement comes a little more than a year after the series went off the air after 15 seasons on Fox. ABC announced the deal on Tuesday’s “Good Morning America.” The show will be scheduled sometime during the 2017-2018 television season, possibly on Sunday nights.

It is unknown whether original host Ryan Seacrest will lead the ABC incarnation.

Disney Media Networks co-chairman Ben Sherwood said in a statement that “Idol” will be “bigger, bolder and better-than-ever” on ABC.

Channing Dungey, the president of ABC Entertainment, said “Idol left the air too soon. ABC is the right home to reignite the fan base. We are thrilled viewers will once again share in these inspiring stories of people realizing their dreams.”

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