The current panel of judges and Ryan Seacrest spoke about the end of the series at the Winter TCA’s on Friday, and they all teased that the series may end now, but fans could see a reboot of the series at a later date.
Why is this talk happening now? It is the ratings for this season that have people wondering about the future of the series. The ratings for this season have been great so far. Ryan Seacrest said that people that had not been watching the last couple of seasons are returning to watch the final season.
Jennifer Lopez also spoke about the possibility of a return for American Idol. According to TV Guide, she said:
“Whether [Fox is] making a mistake or not? Everybody just goes with a feeling in the moment. And if that’s their feeling right now, that’s their feeling. You never know. With a format like this that could work at any time, it’s possible. … I haven’t thought about it much, but hypothetically if that happened, American Idol has a special place in my heart, and it’s something I would consider. [I’ll] always be there when they call.”
During this farewell season, fans can expect the return of Kelly Clarkson and more former Idols to the series. The return of Simon Cowell is also teased for the finale in April.
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