ABC reportedly inks deal to bring back American Idol
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.