There’s a battle brewing over American Idol.
According to TMZ, NBC and FOX are engaged in a bidding war to bring back the singing competition. If NBC wins, they plan to rotate Idol with The Voice, with each getting one season a year. Both networks would likely bring back host Ryan Seacrest, but hire an all-new judges panel.
The American Idol reboot is expected to kick off in summer 2018 or mid-season 2019.
- Reportedly producers never gave up on the show. They just couldn’t afford the judges’ high salaries.
- Nick Cannon could use a hosting job. Just sayin’.
- For the show to work, they need Simon Cowell to return.