According to sources, the Alphabet is eyeing a March premiere for the show, which would potentially air on Sunday nights, where ABC has struggled in recent seasons against NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” and programming on Fox and CBS that benefits from a strong NFL lead-in. The Alphabet is the only broadcaster of the Big Four that does not have an NFL package.
Yet to be decided is whether or how longtime host Ryan Seacrest could return to the franchise. [..]
ABC is expected to announce the return of “Idol” next week at its upfront presentation in New York.
Barring a late hitch, stay tuned for the official American Idol revival announcement from ABC…