ABC re­port­edly inks deal to bring back Amer­i­can Idol

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ABC has re­port­edly struck a deal to air a re­vival of the beloved singing com­pe­ti­tion “Amer­i­can Idol.” Va­ri­ety re­ported on Fri­day that Core Me­dia Group and Free­mantleMe­dia, the pro­duc­tion com­pa­nies be­hind “Idol,” have set­tled on a “frame­work for an agree­ment” to put the show back on the air, pos­si­bly on Sun­day nights. There is no con­fir­ma­tion on who will host the show or serve as its celebrity judges. Sev­eral re­ports said Ryan Seacrest is still in con­sid­er­a­tion to serve as the show’s em­cee, al­though he was named Kelly Ripa’s new co­host on “Live!” in New York. “Amer­i­can Idol” has al­ways been filmed in Los An­ge­les. Af­ter a 15-year run on Fox, “Amer­i­can Idol” went off the air in April 2016. The new “Idol” is said to be slated for a March 2018 de­but.

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