‘American Idol’: ABC Confirms Plan to Revive Talent Competition Series
05-09-2017, 06:48 AM,
‘American Idol’: ABC Confirms Plan to Revive Talent Competition Series
Quote:ABC is the official new home of “American Idol.”

The broadcaster revealed Tuesday morning on “Good Morning America” that it has given a greenlight to a 16th season of the long-running music competition. The series order ends not only a process that saw multiple networks explore bringing the reality franchise to their air, but also a briefer-than-anticipated absence for a show that just a year ago celebrated its “farewell season.”

“GMA” anchors Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos offered few details about the planned revival. They said details such as the show’s host and judging panel were still to be determined, and there’s no word yet about a showrunner.

“America, get ready for the return of a bigger, bolder and better-than-ever ‘Idol,’ ” Disney/ABC TV Group president Ben Sherwood promised.

As rumors of “Idol’s” move to ABC spread, there’s been speculation about whether Ryan Seacrest would be able to return as host. Seacrest earlier this month was named permanent co-host of the “Live with Kelly and Ryan” syndicated morning show, in addition to hosting his daily radio program. “Live” is distributed by Disney, which could make it easier for Seacrest to juggle an obligation to another ABC program.

“ ‘American Idol’ is a pop-culture staple that left the air too soon,” said Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment, in a statement. “ABC is the right home to reignite the fan base. We are thrilled viewers will once again share in these inspiring stories of people realizing their dreams.”

The new-model “Idol” comes from FremantleMedia North America and Core Media Group’s 19 Entertainment. Executive producers include FremantleMedia North America’s Trish Kinane and Jennifer Mullin. Fox is believed to still have an ownership interest in the show.

”ABC’s passion and enthusiasm make them a perfect home for ‘American Idol,’ ” said Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO of FremantleMedia Group. “We are excited to be partnering with them to discover the next generation of talented artists. It’s an irresistible combination that means now is the ideal time to welcome back one of the most successful shows in the history of contemporary television.”

ABC emerged as the leading candidate to bring back “Idol” in recent weeks, and by Friday had a deal in place with producers FremantleMedia and Core Media Group to lock up the show. That framework for an agreement withstood a last-second bid by Fox, which aggressively pursued the pricey series that it had canceled a year earlier. Fox was rebuffed, and by Friday evening ABC and FremantleMedia were in exclusive negotiations, putting the finishing touches on the deal.

As negotiations entered their final stages Friday, ABC was already mulling scheduling options, with insiders telling Variety at the time that the show was primed for a March 2018 premiere and would likely air on Sunday nights.

When Fremantle began shopping “Idol” earlier this year, NBC at first emerged as the most likely home for the show. But the Peacock walked away from talks, worried about the series’ costs and its potential negative effect on existing singing-competition series “The Voice.”

“Idol” ran on Fox for 15 seasons beginning in 2002. For eight consecutive seasons, beginning in 2003-04, it was the highest-rated show on television. At its peak in 2006, “American Idol” averaged a 12.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 36.4 million total viewers.

Ratings declined steeply in the show’s later years, to the point that Fox decided that “Idol” no longer represented a worthwhile financial or scheduling commitment. (The series aired two nights a week, typically beginning in midseason.) The final season in 2016 averaged a 2.2 and 9.1 million viewers. Those numbers were far diminished from what the show drew in its heyday, but they remain respectable by contemporary standards, with delayed viewing and increased competition applying downward pressure on live ratings across television.

Source: Variety

05-09-2017, 11:02 AM, (This post was last modified: 05-09-2017, 11:03 AM by Miguel.)
RE: ‘American Idol’: ABC Confirms Plan to Revive Talent Competition Series
EOnline, "Mistakes the American Idol Revival at ABC Has to Avoid:"

Quote:Don't stifle a contestant's originality: While Idol loosened up a bit at the end of its run on Fox, we hope the revival really encourages its contestants to take risks, perform original material and truly be themselves, a la The Voice's contestants. (We are still not over the treatment of Haley Reinhart in season 10. Never forget.)
05-09-2017, 01:26 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-09-2017, 03:05 PM by john.)
RE: ‘American Idol’: ABC Confirms Plan to Revive Talent Competition Series
Quote: (We are still not over the treatment of Haley Reinhart in season 10. Never forget.)

Tongue Love it. (Although I wish AI would just RIP.)
05-10-2017, 12:51 AM,
RE: ‘American Idol’: ABC Confirms Plan to Revive Talent Competition Series
Can't wait! Haven't had anything good to watch on T.V. since it ended! Big Grin
05-24-2017, 11:59 PM,
RE: ‘American Idol’: ABC Confirms Plan to Revive Talent Competition Series
Quote:Katy Perry Is "Proud" of Her American Idol Salary: "As a Woman, I Got Paid"

Katy Perry is singing all the way to the bank.

As reports swirl over the Grammy nominee's alleged salary as a judge on the rebooted American Idol, the songstress is taking all of the naysayers to task over her new pay stubs. According to TMZ, Perry will reportedly make $25 million for the gig. ...

05-25-2017, 05:32 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-25-2017, 05:33 PM by Tom22.)
RE: ‘American Idol’: ABC Confirms Plan to Revive Talent Competition Series
Couple thoughts or mine...
... I also sorta wish that A.Idol had stayed dead for a few more years

... Katy Perry is a bigger star than I thought.. she's in the league of Adele, and Gaga, and Bon Jovi and Fleetwood Mac in terms of units sold https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_be...ic_artists

... Cash In... her salary on Idol will almost certainly be more than what she personally pulled out of her biggest album .

Her first album was in 2001,.. it didn't sell, she got dropped by her label, and it wasn't until 2008 that she had her next album out .. and that did go big with some promotion and a good nod from Madonna and a bit of a hook to the news angle of the lyric (no such thing as bad promotion?)

She was at it a loooong time before success .. dropping out of traditional school early, studying a tiny bit of opera, singing gospel in initial professional gigs.. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katy_Perry

I think it is easy to think of these "pop stars" as lightweight lucky people but, boy their biographies show that most of them worked their butts off in an incredibly driven way ...before they caught their lucky break....
...and they need to keep working to take advantage of that break too.


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