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'American Idol' Returning to TV, Revived By ABC!

American Idol has officially been revived and has a new home at ABC, it was announced today on Good Morning America.

American Idol is a pop-culture staple that left the air too soon,” Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment, said in a statement (via Variety). “ABC is the right home to reignite the fan base. We are thrilled viewers will once again share in these inspiring stories of people realizing their dreams.”

”ABC’s passion and enthusiasm make them a perfect home for American Idol,” Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO of FremantleMedia Group, added. “We are excited to be partnering with them to discover the next generation of talented artists. It’s an irresistible combination that means now is the ideal time to welcome back one of the most successful shows in the history of contemporary television.”

The show is reportedly being looked at for a March 2018 premiere on Sunday evenings. American Idol first debuted on Fox back in 2002 and ran for 15 seasons.

The host and judges for the new panel have yet to be determined, though Ryan Seacrest was recently given permission to host by Kelly Ripa!

'American Idol' Producer Nigel Lythgoe Says 'Too Soon' For Reboot

Former American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe is speaking out about the show’s upcoming reboot.

The longtime producer of the reality series thinks it might be too soon to bring back the show, which has been off the air for a little over a year.

“They got their wish, but it feels a little too soon to bring it back,” he told Variety.

Nigel added that he still “loves the show,” but thinks that there should only be a revival “when there is public demand that it come back.”

While Nigel says hasn’t been contacted to return to the show, he added, “I’m delighted for them if they bring it back, and I’m looking forward to seeing it again. Hopefully they find some new angles for Idol.”

Kelly Ripa Tells Ryan Seacrest He Has to Host 'Idol' Reboot

Now that the American Idol reboot is set to land at ABC, the chances of Ryan Seacrest returning as host seem even greater as he is already working for the network!

Ryan just started his gig as the co-host of Live! with Kelly and Ryan and Kelly Ripa is already campaigning for him to return to Idol.

“I think this has to happen,” Kelly said on Monday morning (May 8). “I went into seclusion when American Idol was canceled. Are you going to host it? Please tell me yes.”

“Whatever you want. You’re my work wife! I say yes and bow to you,” Ryan responded. “No, I don’t know about that part yet. We haven’t gotten that far. This was news to me last week. I had said at the end of the series, ‘Goodbye for now’ — hoping somewhere it would come back.”

“I have to tell you, typically I only save prayers for world peace or people who are very sick and stuff like that, but I am gonna start a prayer circle. I was, like, your original fan,” Kelly jokingly added. “I know that you’re busy in the mornings, I get it. I understand its hard doing double duty — you’ve got the radio show, you’ve got this. But your nights are free you don’t have that much to do. You can do this!” she exclaimed. “You can disconnect for that! On the days where it is the day after, I will totally …you won’t even have to think, I will do it all!”

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'American Idol' Reportedly Signs Deal With ABC For Reboot

After rumors of an American Idol reboot heading to ABC, the reality show has reportedly signed a deal with the network.

According to Variety, the two parties have agreed on the framework for an agreement to bring back the show.

If the deal is closed, ABC is expected to announce the return of American Idol during their upfront presentation next week.

American Idol‘s new network could also mean that former host Ryan Seacrest will return, as he just signed on to co-host their morning show Live! alongside Kelly Ripa.

Former contestant Kelly Clarkson is reportedly in talks to return as a judge while Simon Cowell has an exclusivity deal with NBC that will prevent him from returning.

'American Idol' In Talks With ABC For Reboot

American Idol is now in talks with ABC for its highly anticipated reboot!

According to TMZ, ABC is said to have placed a bid for the program, aiming for a March 2018 premiere.

Additionally, ABC inquired about bringing back Ryan Seacrest as the host and moving the show to New York City to accommodate his new Live! hosting gig.

Although it doesn’t look like moving the show to NYC with Ryan will be possible, American Idol‘s production company Fremantle is going to co-owner CORE with the offer.

Earlier this year, the reality show was reportedly in talks to revive the show on NBC or FOX but negotiations were halted due to a conflict between Fremantle and CORE.