Tuesday, 9 May 2017

American Idol’ will return shortly: ABC deal is done for 2017-2018

No news on the Auditions but american idol 2017 is back!.

“American Idol” will be back on the air in the 2017-2018 season, with a new home: ABC.

The network and “Idol’s” producers, FremantleMedia North America and CORE Media Group, have finalized an agreement to revive the show, which ended a 15-season run on FOX last year. Details are scant, even in ABC’s official release, which only says it will return in 2017-18 and that a host and judges will be named later.

Considering all that, it seems unlikely ABC will have the show on the air before spring.

“‘American Idol’ is a pop-culture staple that left the air too soon,” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey says 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 realizing their dreams.”