American Idol is reviving on ABC instead of FOX, its original home.
Speaking at the Television Critics Association, FOX chief Paul Newman took a jab at ABC’s upcoming revival of the singing competition series, while explaining that the “economics” didn’t make sense bring the series back in any form:
“We’re really fine with the show continuing. I wish them a little bit of luck — not too much. We’ll see what they can do.
We did bring the show to an end. The economics simply weren’t working anymore. We couldn’t get to a place with the producers where we could make changes to the format to make it more economical and heighten the intensity of the series.”
ABC’s Idol reboot premieres March 11, 2018.
Are you looking forward to ABC’s take on American Idol? Wish FOX un-cancelled the show instead? Should the series have stayed cancelled from TV period?
Stay tuned as we monitor the cancel/renew status of American Idol Season 17 on ABC…