Monday, May 08, 2017

American Idol Returns - Much Too Soon



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 canceled 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."

The show, which had grown stale, is an expensive dinosaur because of the costs of the host and judges. It started off as a money making machine because the judges got paid next to nothing. When you are throwing away $100M to judges and the host that is way too much money.

3 comments:

david said...

Never watched it while it was on Fox; not going to watch while on ABC.

sandybrook said...

OH JOY HIP HIP HOORAY! Said nobody ever.

OKay said...

Channing Dungey is a certified Grade A idiot. Every decision she's made since she got the job has been cringe-worthy.