ABC announces revival of ‘American Idol’ next season

May 9, 2017, 11:43 am EST | Share:

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC announced a deal Tuesday to revive “American Idol,” only a year after the powerhouse music competition aired its 15th and last season on Fox.

The show that dominated television in the 2000s and minted stars like Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson will be back sometime during the next TV season. That season starts in September, but the return of “Idol” will likely come later. Fox generally premiered each new season in January.

ABC, which agreed with producers FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment on the reboot, released few details, including whether longtime host Ryan Seacrest will return.