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AMERICAN IDOL Renewed at ABC

May 4, 2018 by  
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AMERICAN IDOL will return for a second season on ABC, the network announced. New judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie, as well as long-time series host Ryan Seacrest are also signed on for year two.

“We knew that AMERICAN IDOL on ABC would unleash an opportunity for singers from all walks of life to realize their dreams and that these incredible contestants would have America rooting for their success,” said Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, in a statement. “I am thrilled that Katy, Luke, Lionel and Ryan will be back to once again embark on this Idol journey with us to discover the next crop of inspiring talent.”

“’AMERICAN IDOL’s return on ABC has shown once again that viewers love to discover and support raw talent,” added Trish Kinane, IDOL showrunner/president of Entertainment Programming, FremantleMedia North America. “Our new judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie have brought huge credibility, energy and fun to the show this year, and we are so excited to continue the journey with Ryan Seacrest at the helm in the search for the next superstar.”

IDOL’s first season on ABC is currently ongoing, with the top 7 contestants performing this Sunday. (The series previously ran for 15 seasons on Fox.)

AMERICAN IDOL, Sundays, 8/7c (and 5 PM for the West Coast), ABC

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