American Idol is officially coming back to television next season.
After weeks of rumors and a fierce bidding war, ABC confirmed on Tuesday morning it was rebooting the popular singing competition series — besting NBC and Fox for the show, which aired for 15 seasons on Fox from 2002 to 2016.
A host, judges and premiere date for the show would be announced at a later date.
Rumor has it that Ryan Seacrest will be hosting the show. We can't help but wonder how he's going to fit "Live With Kelly And Ryan", his morning radio show and Idol into his work schedule.
Ryan said: “I had no idea it was being talked about to come here 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 here.’ And I said, ‘Well, that’s kind of good to know since I work here,’ ” he continued. “So what I do know is, apparently it’s unofficial but very close to being said it will be here. I don’t know if I can host it…”