ABC has greenlit its “American Idol” revival for the 2018-19 season, with judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie all set to return next season along with host Ryan Seacrest. This will take the veteran singing competition into its 16 season overall.
“We knew that “American Idol” on ABC would unleash an opportunity for singers from all walks of life to realize their dreams and that these incredible contestants would have America rooting for their success,” said Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment. “I am thrilled that Katy, Luke, Lionel and Ryan will be back to once again embark on this Idol journey with us to discover the next crop of inspiring talent.”
FremantleMedia North America and Core Media Group’s 19 Entertainment produce “American Idol.” Executive producers are FremantleMedia North America’s Trish Kinane and Jennifer Mullin, and Phil McIntyre of Core Media. FremantleMedia International distributes the series internationally.