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ABC Is Bringing Back American Idol Revival, But Why?

ABC Is Bringing Back American Idol Revival, But Why?

Meanwhile, new reports claim that ABC is eyeing Kelly Clarkson - who won the first season of American Idol - to serve as a judge, though nothing has been confirmed as of yet.

The singing competition show ran for 15 seasons on Fox.

The network and "Idol's" producers, FremantleMedia North America and CORE Media Group, have finalized an agreement to revive the show, which ended a 15-season run on FOX previous year.

"American Idol" was once the biggest thing in prime time.

"American Idol" on ABC.that has a nice ring to it", said Sherwood said in a news release. "We are thrilled viewers will once again share in these inspiring stories of people realizing their dreams", he added. "I don't know if I can host it...", he claimed on the morning talk show (watch below at 5:00).

Performers who didn't win gained stardom through exposure on the show: Oscar victor Jennifer Hudson, Katharine McPhee, Adam Lambert, Chris Daughtry and many others.

"American Idol" isn't dead after all. Despite the major success of American Idol, it couldn't save itself from the spiraling costs of creating the show and the falling ratings, but it didn't take long for other networks to start jumping at the chance to bring it back.

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Although the judging panel is expected to undergo an extreme makeover, one familiar face is expected to stay put: Newly-installed Live co-anchor Ryan Seacrest is reportedly being eyed to return as host.

The brand has already been part of the Disney/ABC family with The American Idol Experience taking place at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park for five years.

ABC is expected to announce Idol at its Upfront presentation to advertisers later this month.

Fingers crossed that, despite his new gig on Live With Kelly & Ryan, Seacrest is planning to return, too.

Trent Harmon was named the victor of the 15th and final season of "American Idol" on Fox.

It will be interesting to see if Seacrest returns as host or if Idol will have a new host.


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