The revived competition will return for its second run on ABC.
May 4, 2018
ABC announced today that American Idol will return for its second season on the network - and what will be its 17th overall. The good news comes two weeks ahead of the revived singing competition's season finale, which will cap a solid return to television for the long-running reality series that was cancelled by Fox in 2016.
After just one year off the air, ABC brought American Idol back in March as a mid-season entry airing on Sunday and Monday nights. The move appears to have paid off for the network, which took a risk bringing back a show that was not long ago billed as airing its final season. While its ratings are far from what they once were during the height of its popularity, the revived edition has been a solid performer. Among adults 18-49, Idol was Sunday's #1 entertainment broadcast in prime time during each of its airings.
It is not known if ABC plans to keep American Idol as a mid-season player or whether it will consider adding the show to its regular fall line-up for the 2018-2019 season. We do know that host Ryan Seacrest and the new judging panel of Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie will all be returning.
05/10/18 at 02:02pm
I never liked this show or the reality genre as a whole. The only tune I'm singing is "I Can't Watch This" by "Weird Al" Yankovic.
05/07/18 at 10:41am
Another example of television networks (especially ABC) being completely out of touch with the public. I dont know of a single person, even "fans" who watched any of last season - yet it has "#1 ratings?" I dont get it...
05/07/18 at 08:49am
Another awful reality show that gets renewed. Also, Katie Perry needs to go!
05/06/18 at 08:24pm
You spelled reviled wrong in the header.
05/06/18 at 12:22pm
I’m sorry but what’s more important ... talent or paying “judges” 25 million per season to find the talent. They like who they like and don’t who they don’t. The first version seemed more about the talent then how much these judges get paid to give their personal opinions. It got cancelled for a reason
05/06/18 at 12:09pm
05/06/18 at 07:02am
Why bring back Simon Cowell,Ellen,Randy Jackson,and maybe the show will be better but you need to tell people that they can't sing instead of saying thats ok get betterthats not tough love
05/04/18 at 10:32pm
This shows is so bad. Time to cancel it for good
05/04/18 at 04:49pm
Garbage they take good shows off and leave this trash on tv
05/04/18 at 03:35pm
Another crappy reality show renewed for another year!
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