American Idol Ran For 15 Seasons On Fox, Will Be Rebooted On ABC
The show that launched Carrie Underwood, Scotty McCreery, Kelly Clarkson and others will get a new life. Singing competition reality show American Idol has been picked up by ABC.
The show was cancelled by Fox thirteen months ago after fifteen seasons on Fox.
Ryan Seacrest is rumored to be in the running to return as the host of American Idol.
American Idol will join an ABC lineup that already includes popular reality franchises Dancing with the Stars and The Bachelor.
A host for the revival of the show has not been announced. Ryan Seacrest rose to fame as the show’s host during its Fox run. Earlier this month, Seacrest was named the co-host, alongside Kelly Ripa, on Live with Kelly and Ryan.
Live with Kelly and Ryan, also an ABC show, is the latest incarnation of a show that gained prominence with longtime hosts Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford. Seacrest’s chair opposite Ripa was most recently filled by Michael Strahan. Strahan is now a co-host of Good Morning America.
Kelly Ripa voiced her support for Seacrest returning as Idol‘s host yesterday on Live.
Seacrest is a well-known fan of American Idol and admitted that when Idol ended its Fox run he ended the show by saying “Goodbye. . . for now” on purpose, hoping the show would get a new life.
Seacrest also currently hosts the morning radio show On Air With Ryan Seacrest. The show is produced out of Los Angeles and syndicated around the country with Seacrest working in a Manhattan studio.
American Idol is rumored to be set for a March 2018 premiere on ABC.
Kelly Clarkson To Return To American Idol As A Judge?
Kelly Clarkson will not be a judge on the new American Idol. She has instead decided to join Blake Shelton on NBC’s The Voice. This follows the recent announcement that Jennifer Hudson, also an Idol winner, will be joining The Voice as a judge next season. Hudson will join Adam Levine, Shelton and Miley Cyrus in the show’s iconic red chairs.
Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson famously served as the show’s hosts for the first eight seasons. Other celebrities to serve as judges during the show’s run included Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, Nicki Minaji, Mariah Carey, Harry Connick, Jr., and Ellen DeGeneres.
Kelly Clarkson was named the winner of American Idol season one and became a worldwide success back in the early 2000s. To date, Clarkson has sold more than 35 million albums worldwide and has won three Grammy awards. HollywoodLife.com is reporting that ABC wants Clarkson to return to as a judge for the upcoming season.
Carrie Underwood: Shy Girl From Checotah At Edward Jones Dome In St. Louis
Country superstar Carrie Underwood is the most successful Idol winner of all-time with over 65 millions albums sold worldwide. The shy girl from Checotah, Oklahoma was scared of Simon Cowell when she first auditioned at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis back in August of 2004.
Other American Idol winners during its 15 Fox seasons included Jennifer Hudson, Clay Aiken, Adam Lambert, Chris Daughtry, Fantasia Barrino, Ruben Studdard, Scotty McCreery, Taylor Hicks, David Cook, Kris Allen and Phillip Phillips.
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