Reality/Game Show
Jun. 11, 2002
Returning Series
120 min.
ABC TV Network

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American Idol

American Idol is an annual American televised singing competition, which began its first season on 11th June 2002. Part of the Idol franchise, it originated from the British reality program Pop Idol.

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'American Idol' Renewed For Season 18

ABC announced today that American Idol has been picked up for its third season on the network - and what will be its 18th overall. The good news comes ahead of this Sunday's finale, which will crown either Laine Hardy, Alejandro Aranda,or Madison VanDenburg their latest singing champ.

Remaining to be confirmed is the judging lineup for Season 18. Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie have been with the show for its two seasons on ABC, but their return is yet-to-be solidified for 2019-2020.

9 months ago - Comment [0]

'American Idol' Renewed For Season 17

ABC announced today that American Idol will return for its second season on the network - and what will be its 17th overall. The good news comes two weeks ahead of the revived singing competition's season finale, which will cap a solid return to television for the long-running reality series that was cancelled by Fox in 2016.

It is not known if ABC plans to keep American Idol as a mid-season player or whether it will consider adding the show to its regular fall line-up for the 2018-2019 season. We do know that host Ryan Seacrest and the new judging panel of Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie will all be returning.

1 year ago - Comment [0]

ABC Reviving 'American Idol'

That didn't take long. Just over one year since Fox aired the final episode of American Idol, ABC has struck a new deal to revive the series as part of its prime time lineup in the 2017-2018 season. Rumors had been swirling for weeks that ABC and Fox were involved in a bidding war to bring the once-dominant singing competition back to the air.

A statement released by the network promises a "bigger, bolder and better-than-ever Idol," adding "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."
A host and judging panel have yet to be announced for Idol's revival, though there has been talk that Seacrest could make a return to the show that helped make him a household name.

2 years ago - Comment [1]

American Idol Renewed For 15th And Final Season

The singing competition changed the television landscape after its 2002 premiere, becoming a flagship series for the network and dominating in the ratings for most of its years on the air. It re-invigorated the popularity of prime time talent competitions, resulting in countless attempts by other networks including Fox itself to duplicate its success

4 years ago - Comment [6]

FOX to Cut 'American Idol' Short
FOX will be cutting American Idol airtime to one night a week, according to Ryan Seacrest. The change will occur once the season reaches the final stretch of season 14. For more details read the ShareTV news article here.

5 years ago - Comment [4]

Randy Jackson Leaving 'American Idol' After 13 Seasons
Randy Jackson is leaving American Idol after 13 seasons. Jackson said he would not be returning for season 13, but he decided to stay on as a mentor. Now he will not be returning to the show at all for season 14. Read the full details here!

5 years ago - Comment [0]

'American Idol' Renewed For Season 14
FOX have decided to grant American Idol with a fourteenth season. The network announced the exciting news via Ryan Seacrest during Wednesday night's show by having the host release a string of audition locations for Season 14. Despite suffering from a bit of a ratings slide over the past few seasons, viewers are still finding singing/reality competition popular.

5 years ago - Comment [9]
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