May 9, 2017


'American Idol' Officially Coming Back

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ABC revealed on Tuesday morning that American Idol, which ended its 15-season run on Fox just 13 months ago, is coming back. There's no info yet about the showrunner, host or judges; the last ones to sit in the big seats were Jennifer LopezKeith Urban and Harry Connick Jr.

The network calls the reality singing competition "a pop-culture staple that left the air too soon," saying it'll be "bigger, bolder and better-than-ever" in its new incarnation. Sources tell Variety that March 2018 is the tentative premiere date, potentially airing Sunday evenings.

Back in February, word came that NBC was in talks to resurrect Idol, despite already having The Voice, America's Got Talent and the upcoming J.Lo–produced World of Dance.

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