Ryan Seacrest Returning as Host of Rebooted AMERICAN IDOL?
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Seacrest gives viewers reason to believe he will be returning as host of ABC's upcoming AMERICAN IDOL reboot. Earlier this year discussions between the network and the 'Live' host broke down after Idol's production company Fremantle Media presented him with an offer which was "roughly half the size of its first."
However the company returned later with a more generous offer, which led Seacrest to ponder, "Who am I if not the AMERICAN IDOL guy?" He went on to tell THR, "I've always loved the show. And if I could do it forever, I would do it forever."
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ABC is bringing back "American Idol." The network has closed an agreement with producers FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group. Together they will revive television's most successful and recognized music competition series for the 2017-2018 season, bringing back the fan-favorite and making more dreams come true. A host and judges will be announced at a later time.