American Idol is coming back on ABC. No judges have been announced. Who do you want to judge the show?
American Idol returns to television on a new network. ABC announced this morning on Goodmorning America that the show is indeed returning.
Seacrest addressed the rumors on Monday on Live with Kelly & Ryan, but said he had not talked to the network about hosting the show.
At this time, there is no word on who will host or judge the show, but since Seacrest currently works for ABC, we won’t be surprised to see him involved in some way!
American Idol went off the air almost one year ago. Currently, the show’s producer Fremantle is seeking to bring the show back on NBC. According to reports, the competition series has been in talks with NBC to bring back the once popular show. While no deal has been reached, there is a high probability of the show returning.
For much of Idols run, it was the go to show to watch in primetime. Even at the end, Idol was doing ratings that most shows would kill for. The series finale was seen by 13.3 million viewers and had a 3.o share.
“When you’ve got a franchise that has this kind of heritage and you’ve got a franchise that generates X amount of millions of people, if it sustains, does that mean it’s the end?” Seacrest said, according to a Variety report. “I’m not so sure,” he added.
So how would it work?
Well, no one really knows. There has been talks about NBC cutting The Voice down to one season a year, which would help The Vocie seem more important. Even if this was a one-year revival, it would help The Voice a ton. If you look at The Voice, in 5 years we’ve had 12 Seasons, and 10 coaches. That’s a high turn over.
Commentary: I think that American Idol would be great to revive. If they did revive the show in 2017, it would be nice to see who they would tap get as judges and see what NBC was able to bring to the table to make the show more interesting and new. A fresh set of producers, judges, and hosts would be fun to see.
Harry Connick Jr. is headed into daytime TV with his new show Harry on NBC. Headlinestonight.com had the chance to talk to Harry and his executive producers about how Harry will be different.
Harry Connick Jr. brings a new energy to daytime: Executive Producer Eric Stangle (formerly of Late Show with David Letterman) told HT that most shows are designed as variety or entertainment and then hire a host, this show was designed around Harry’s strengths. Stangle also stated that if you have ever seen Harry’s live shows, you will love his talk show.
Harry on the feel of the show: Harry says he will have his touring band with him. The show is “a late night vibe in day time”. Connick says he isn’t opposed to having up and coming talent showcased on his show. Connick also expressed interest in doing Man on the Street type bits.
Harry on Music: “My last album came out last year. I have been focused on doing this show. I haven’t had time to think of anything else…maybe in a year I will think about going back into the studio.”
Harry On Idol: “We did great things on Idol. But at the end of season 14, I had know about this new show and would have left the show for this….I found out about ‘Idol’ ending the same time everyone else did.”
Dear American Idol,
You have been a main stay in my life for 15 years. I remember watching Kelly Clarkson being crowned the original Idol and thinking, “Wow, if she can do it, anyone can.” With that being said, I think it’s time someone said “Thank You”.
So thank you Idol for being one of the only shows in America that can help dreamers like me chase their dreams. You made it possible for people to actually achieve their dream. Without you, hundreds of people would not have the career that they have.
Thank you American Idol, for giving us talent like Kelly, Carrie, David, Scotty and others. You gave those people a chance to do what they love and make a living doing it.
Idol, you’re the friend that just kept giving us moement to believe.
To believe that anything is possible in this life. You gave us the opprotunity to make a strangers dream come true and you helped our friends become superstars. You gave America a reason to look up and love ourselves. You gave us a reason to rally around total strangers and made them our best friend. Thank you for giving us reasons to cry and reasons to cheer.
American Idol, you transformed many generations that passed, and many to come. So thank you for the chance to live our dreams through the dreams others. You gave us so much, and we did so little to deserve.
Ryan Seacrest appeared on Ellen and talked about how he almost hosted Family Fued.
American Idol finalist from season 10, Haley Reinhart is returning to the show! However, this time she will be a mentor and performer on the show. This is Reinhart’s first time performing and appearing in an official capacity since season 10.
Reinhart came in third after struggling to stay in the Top 12 during season 10. She almost took the spot of Lauren Alaina who was having trouble with her throat during the finale.
Here is Reinhart’s official announcement:
Season 10 winner of American Idol, Scotty McCreery is leaving his record label he’s called home since winning the show. That’s right, McCreery is leaving Mercury Nashville/Interscope.
“I enjoyed being on Mercury Nashville/Interscope and I appreciate all the great people who worked hard on my behalf while I was there,” McCreery, 22, said of his Universal Music split. “I am excited about what the future holds and the opportunities being presented to me.
McCreery has been working on a new album, but with this split it’s unknown if the music he’s already recorded will be released.
American idol released the opening sequence for their 15th and final season. Check out the opening of Idol15.