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Series Creator Simon Fuller Reveals AMERICAN IDOL Will 'No Doubt' Return!

In an all-new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, AMERICAN IDOL creator Simon Fuller revealed that Thursday night's Finale will not be the last we will see of the long-running singing competition.

"There will no doubt be another format or refinement or elevation of the format," says the CEO of XIX Entertainment, who created the original concept for the show in 2002. "Now I can actually revamp it and come up with a new version. And we can look back on 15 seasons and think of some legitimate ways to allow people to enjoy them again, maybe adding another dimension to it."

Read the interview in full HERE

Last week, Trent Harmon, Dalton Rapattoni and La'Porsha Renae were named AMERICAN IDOL's Top Three finalists. This week the show will kick off a three-night Grand Finale on Tuesday, April 5 (8:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) with AMERICAN IDOL: AMERICAN DREAM, a 90-minute retrospective featuring host Ryan Seacrest, current and former judges, former IDOLs and contestants and the behind-the-scenes team sharing their personal IDOL memories, as they reflect on what the show has meant to them and how it became the groundbreaking series that it is today. In addition to Seacrest, original IDOL judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson offer never-before-revealed stories about how IDOL came to be.

The following night, America's most crucial - and last-ever - vote will take place when the remaining finalists battle it out live from Dolby Theatre on Wednesday, April 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). AMERICAN IDOL's two-part Grand Finale will be filled with surprise appearances and star-studded performances, including winners Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, along with Jennifer Hudson, who return to the IDOL stage one last time to perform on Thursday, April 7 (8:00-10:06 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). The farewell celebration will continue, as IDOL pays tribute to the past 15 seasons, the amazingly talented contestants and the millions of fans who called, tweeted, texted and championed their IDOLS, before the 15th AMERICAN IDOL is crowned.

In addition to superstars Clarkson and Underwood, Thursday's final episode will have all-star performances by former IDOLs, including Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, Scotty McCreery, Candice Glover, Caleb Johnson, Nick Fradiani, Ace Young, Allison Iraheta, Amber Holcomb, Blake Lewis, Bo Bice, Brandon Rogers, Bucky Covington, Carly Smithson, Casey James, Chris Daughtry, Clark Beckham, Clay Aiken, Colton Dixon, CONSTANTINE Maroulis, Danny Gokey, Diana DeGarmo, Elliott Yamin, George Huff, James Durbin, Jennifer Hudson, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, Justin Guarini, Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, Kimberley Locke, Kree Harrison, LaToya London, Lauren Alaina, Melinda Doolittle, Pia Toscano, Sanjaya, Skylar Laine, Tamyra Gray and more, before host Ryan Seacrest announces the results of America's votes and the final IDOL is crowned.

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