Ryan Seacrest Confirms American Idol Revival Talks–But Will He Return as Host? – eonline
“Goodbye for now.”
That’s how Ryan Seacrest signed off from American Idol‘s final episode on April 7, 2016. And it sounds like the reality hit competition is ready to say hello again. Seacrest confirmed the revival rumors on Live With Kelly and Ryan on Monday morning, saying it’s “unofficial, but very close that it could” terminate up returning…just not on Fox, but on ABC, Seacrest’s current network after being named Live!‘s permanent co-host on May 1.
Kelly Ripa brought up the report of Idol‘s possible return, saying she “liked it a lot,” and asked Seacrest when he had heard the news.
“This was news to me final week,” Seacrest admitted, adding he quickly made a few calls to find out it was likely to reach back on ABC.
But would Seacrest return as the present’s host?
“I don’t know approximately that section yet, we haven’t gotten that far,” Seacrest said when Ripa asked whether he would host again, but he did say the present moving from Fox to ABC could originate the process much easier. “I said, ‘Well, that’s kind of generous to know, I work here!'”
Still, given his packed schedule, filming Live in current York in the mornings, along with his radio present, Seacret was hesitant to verbally commit to his Idol gig.
“I don’t know whether I can host it,” Seacrest hedged. “accomplish you know the preparation I bear to achieve for [Live] every night?”
Ripa, a huge Idol fan, was willing to give her current co-host some slack.
“I know that you’re busy in the mornings, I salvage it. I understand its tough doing double duty—you’ve got the radio present, you’ve got this. But your nights are free you don’t bear that much to achieve. You can accomplish this!” she said. “You can disconnect for that! On the days where it is the day after, you won’t even bear to reflect, I will accomplish it total!”
Variety reported final week that ABC had a deal in site to bring American Idol back, and was eyeing a March 2018 premiere date. ABC is expected to originate the announcement at the network’s Upfront presentation in current York City next week.
ABC had no comment.
American Idol ran for 15 seasons on Fox, premiering in 2002 and attracting 36 millions viewers at its peak. The final season, which aired in 2016, averaged 9 million viewers.
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