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ABC Officially Revives 'American Idol', But Who Will Host and Judge?

ABC Officially Revives 'American Idol', But Who Will Host and Judge?

As far as what the revived "American Idol" will look like, details are still scant, though ABC promises the show will be "bigger, bolder and better-than-ever".

After 15 seasons on Fox, the juggernaut franchise is being resurrected by ABC.

"The report quoted Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment, who said in a statement: "'American Idol' is a pop culture staple that left the air too soon.

When American Idol came to an end past year, fans had a sneaking suspicion that it wasn't the last we would see of the hit show.

"Good Morning America" co-anchor Amy Robach was the one to share the news on Tuesday's show.

FILE - In this Thursday, April 7, 2016, file photo, Carrie Underwood arrives at the "American Idol" farewell season finale at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. He explained that "American Idol" was not just a live show but it entailed a lot of preparation before going on air on its regular schedule. 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". TMZ is reporting that the show's inaugural and most successful victor could be returning to the series as a judge.

The 15th and supposed finale of "American Idols" saw 24-year-old waiter Trent Harmon emerge the victor. Stay tuned for more announcements as they're made available.

There was a bidding war to bring American Idol back, as NBC was thought to be the frontrunner a couple months ago. "Do you know the preparation I have to do for [Live] every night?"

NBC, which is now home to "The Voice", was also reportedly interested in picking up "Idol" at one point.


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