ABC announces revival of 'American Idol' next season
FILE - In this Thursday, April 7, 2016, file photo, Katherine McPhee, from left, Casey James, Carly Smithson, Jessica Sanchez, Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard and Amber Holcomb perform at the "American Idol" farewell season finale at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. ABC said Tuesday, May 9, 2017, it will revive "American Idol" after it has spent only one year off the air. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
The Associated Press
Published Tuesday, May 9, 2017 8:38AM EDT
NEW YORK -- ABC says it will revive "American Idol" after it has spent only one year off the air.
The network announced Tuesday that the music competition show that dominated television in the 2000s and minted stars like Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson, will begin sometime in the next TV season. That season starts in September.
The series originally aired on Fox and was cancelled due to fading ratings. But ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey called it a "pop culture staple that left the air too soon."
ABC left plenty of questions unanswered, including who will be the host and judges. ABC recently hired the show's old host, Ryan Seacrest, to be co-host with Kelly Ripa on the daytime talk show "Live."