The rumors have been confirmed. American Idol is coming back!
The iconic singing competition will be returning in 2018 but has found a new home on ABC.
The show’s official Twitter account tweeted the news Tuesday morning (May 9).
— American Idol (@AmericanIdol) May 9, 2017
The tweet was followed by an announcement on Good Morning America.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) May 9, 2017
Little else is known about the show’s return such as premiere date, hosts and judges. Ryan Seacrest, Idol‘s original host, just took over co-hosting duties on ABC’s Live With Kelly & Ryan.
“I had said at the end of the series, ‘Goodbye for now,’ hoping somewhere it would come back,” Seacrest said to PEOPLE. “I had no idea it was being talked about to come until late last week, I heard a rumor in the news and made a phone call, and they said, ‘Yeah, it may actually end up [at ABC].’ And I said, ‘Well, that’s kind of good to know since I work here.’”
American Idol can be credited for kickstarting the careers of some of today’s biggest stars including Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Scotty McCreery and Kellie Pickler. The show originally ran on Fox from 2002 through 2016.
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