It’s Official: American Idol Returns on ABC After Two Year Break

Good news to American Idol fans, the show is returning back to tv. After a two year break ABC announced they will be bringing the show back.

Via USA Today,

The singing competition, which set ratings records over a storied 15-year run on Fox but was canceled last spring, is being resurrected on ABC.

The Disney-owned network confirmed the news early Tuesday, providing no details about judges, a host, timing or the duration of the series, though it’s been speculated that a shortened season will begin next spring on Sunday nights. The show’s previous seasons, about 20 weeks each, stretched from mid-January to mid-May.

TMZ first reported Idol producers FremantleMedia and 19 Entertainment’s talks with ABC after earlier discussions with NBC ended.

As for who might be back?

TMZ says Ryan Seacrest, who joined the Disney family only last week as the new co-host of Live with Kelly!, “seems interested” in returning as host,  though Seacrest Monday played coy on Live!, saying, “I don’t know if I can host it.”

If the show remains in Los Angeles, as expected,  Seacrest would have to jet back and forth each week during live Idol episodes. But Live!’s previous co-host, Michael Strahan, did the same thing each week during NFL season, when he moonlighted as a host of Fox NFL Sunday in Los Angeles, though the weekend gig didn’t pose as direct a conflict.

Simon Cowell, the judge who vaulted the show to fame, is now executive producer and a judge on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. NBC is also the new network home of fellow judge Jennifer Lopez, who has a major deal to produce and star in a new reality-competition series, World of Dance (premiering May 30) in addition to her current detective drama Shades of Blue.

Are you guys excited ?

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