Seacrest not out …host, judges return for American Idol.

Ryan Seacrest is returning to American Idol along with current judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.

That will make it 19 seasons all up for Seacrest, across FOX and the current ABC.

American Idol has always been able to bring people together, entertain and inspire – and I am so proud of how this show continued to deliver joy and laughter into people’s homes during a time when we needed it the most,” said ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke. “There is no one who we feel more confident about leading us into a new season of high notes than Luke, Katy, Lionel and the incomparable Ryan Seacrest.”

“Katy, Lionel and Luke are fun, astute and really know how to spot talent,” said executive producer and showrunner Trish Kinane. “Their chemistry is undeniable, and we are delighted that they, along with host Ryan Seacrest, are returning to find the next superstar and take American Idol to new heights next season.”

American Idol is currently screening in Australia on 9GO!

Source: Hollywood Reporter


  1. Any word on whether we’ll get this season in Australia as we did the last season? With so little TV being made these days, it’d really make sense for someone to jump on it and show it in a timely fashion!

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