'American Idol' returning on new network: Will Ryan Seacrest host?


There's still no word on who will host and judge, and ABC is now saying that will be announced at a later time. The network just announced that American Idol will return for the 2017-2018 season, after the series ended its 15-season run on Fox in April 2016.

The folks at ABC are thrilled to have "American Idol" on board their line up and promised that its return will be bigger, bolder and better than ever.

Speaking on the achievement, the ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said, "American Idol is a pop-culture staple that left the air too soon".

When American Idol came to an end previous year, fans had a sneaking suspicion that it wasn't the last we would see of the hit show. "American Idol" is back from the dead.

The network has closed an agreement with producers FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, a division of Core Media Group, to revive the series for its 2017/2018 season. TMZ is reporting that the show's inaugural and most successful victor could be returning to the series as a judge.

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Homepage image from Ryan Seacrest's "KnockKnockLive" show.

She may not want to get too excited, though; "Idol" filmed in Los Angeles in the later rounds, while "Live" shoots in New York City. He recently became a co-host on "Live With Kelly and Ryan".

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

"American Idol" participants have sold more than 60 million albums, resulting in more than 80 Platinum records and 95 Gold records. "I say "yes" and bow to you".

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