Just a year after its cancellation, American Idol is coming back to the airwaves. ABC confirmed Tuesday that it's reviving American Idol for a 16th season. The singing competition, originally aired by Fox, ended last April after a 15-season run beginning in 2002. Fox canceled the series because of sharp declines in ratings and viewership.
Details of American Idol's return — such as who will host and judge — have yet to be announced. "American Idol is a pop-culture staple that left the air too soon," ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said in a statement. Disney/ABC TV Group President Ben Sherwood promised a "bigger, bolder, and better-than-ever Idol."
Variety reported ABC is eyeing a March 2018 premiere and a Sunday night air time.