The famed show American Idol was thought to be retired after 15 seasons on Fox with no afterthought of it ever really coming back. All has changed now with the news of ABC picking up the rights to the singing competition and planning a comeback.
Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney-ABC, stated:
"American Idol on ABC...that has a nice ring to it. Idol is an entertainment icon, and now it will air where it belongs, in ABC’s lineup of addictive fan favorites alongside Dancing with the Stars and The Bachelor America, get ready for the return of a bigger, bolder and better-than-ever Idol.”
No word of who the judges or host will be as of right now. Ryan Seacrest recently was announced to be Kelly Ripa's new full-time Live! co-host but still speaks highly of the program.
Are you excited for the return?