Monday, 20 November, 2017

'American Idol' is coming back

American Idol 'American Idol' is coming back
Freda Brock | 12 May, 2017, 08:07

According to ABC News, ABC confirmed the pick up of the hit show on Tuesday, May 9 for the 2017-2018 season.

The pop star search show is being revived by ABC after original broadcaster Fox made the decision to axe it in 2016 after 15 years on air.

It was based on the United Kingdom format Pop Idol which was created by Simon Fuller for ITV, which in turn was inspired by New Zealand series Popstars, which producer Nigel Lythgoe brought across to the UK. A host and judges will be announced at a later date. "Heard any interesting news lately?"

This news also comes just a week after Ryan Seacrest was announced as the new co-host for Live! alongside Kelly Ripa, also on ABC, which calls into question whether the long-time host will return.

At its peak, "American Idol" averaged 36 million viewers and was the top-rated program for eight straight seasons.

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Fans will be hoping to see Ryan Seacrest back as the host, but he has admitted he's not sure if he will be able to take on hosting duties after joining Live! alongside Kelly Ripa. 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". We haven't gotten that far.

"Now I can actually revamp it and come up with a new version", Fuller added. "I had no idea it was being talked about coming here". "I say "yes" and bow to you".

In 2016, Seacrest remained optimistic about the singing competition. We try to create shows.

After 15 years, "Idol" had its farewell season in 2016 amid plunging ratings, but several networks were in talks about reviving it nearly as soon as it went off the air. The show was canceled due to a combination of its expensive cost and sagging ratings.

ABC is bringing "American Idol" back to TV with producers FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group.

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