Even though it has only been a little more than a year since American Idol finished its final season, as you probably already know, there are many talks of renewal.
Representatives for ABC and Seacrest declined to comment. ABC announced today it is reviving "American Idol", calling it a pop culture staple that left the air too soon. To solidify his ticket to Hollywood he pulled out a cover of Travis Tritt's "Put Some Drive in Your Country", and fast forward six years later, he just released his latest single "Five More Minutes".
Another insider claimed that ABC plans to air "Idol" on Sundays to prioritize Seacrest's schedule.
Ryan only began hosting "Live" on May 1, while he served as the host or co-host on "American Idol" for 15 seasons.
Seacrest's rep has denied that his move to ABC was a package deal, adding that Seacrest was "in conversations" with the producers of the singing competition. "But I love the idea - and I know you're going to ask me - of marriage because my parents have been married for 47 years, and so I have this thing - and you've been married 21". But if they don't change it enough, it's going to feel just like that same old exhausted show that Fox cancelled previous year.
It was recently announced that Idol, which ended its 15-season run on Fox in 2016, will return to TV screens on ABC for the 2017/2018 season. Despite the deck being stacked against her, Pickler followed her dreams and made her way to American Idol. Do you think this reboot will be a success? "America, get ready for the return of a bigger, bolder and better-than-ever 'Idol'". "I had said at the end of the series, 'Goodbye for now, ' hoping somewhere it would come back".
The first-time American Idol victor revealed she was very interested in joining the cast and is now trying to make time for the show. But the show, it also has to kind of look hip for young people and for people who really like music.
CEO Cecile Frot-Coutaz insists the time is right to bring back "one of the most successful shows in the history of contemporary television".