It’s happening: ABC has revived American Idol for Season 16, to premiere March 2018. Per Variety, the official announcement is expected to be made at next week’s upfronts:
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…
I can’t wait woooo hoooo
Bring American Idol back, give new and fresh talent a chance to make it in an otherwise closed and privileged industry! GO AMERICAN IDOL! GREAT MOVE AND EVEN BETTER IDEA!
yadda yadda says
No one ever went broke underestimating the STUPIDITY of the American public…..
Won’t last past one season on ABC. They failed with that stupid crap Rising Star, how do they see succeeding with this garbage? This show should stay dead, its fake anyway. No more reality shows. ABC is a joke of a network, it is dying in ratings, will die with this stupid idea. Do not bring America Idol back ever.
What about The X Factor USA? Shouldn’t it be revived for season 4 by Fox, ABC, NBC or CBS?
Joe Smith says
There is no Sunday Night Football in March. Who wrote this?
DON ADAMS says
SHOULDN’T HAVE DROPED IT IN THE FIRST PLACE. THANKS FOR BRINGING IT BACK !
I am happy its back. Love it