We already know Ryan Seacrest might be returning for ABC’s American Idol reboot, but will the rest of the show stay the same? Recently, ABC chief Channing Dungey discussed the network’s plans for the upcoming TV series revival, Deadline reports.
After a deal with NBC didn’t work out, ABC announced earlier this month that they are rebooting American Idol for a new season. The long-running singing competition series only ended last year after running on FOX for 15 seasons.
During a call to reporters, Dungey said she thinks ABC is a good fit for American Idol:
From where we sit, it’s the perfect time to bring it back. What I love about it, it’s about heartfelt, uplifting stories of people who make their dreams come true and that’s our sweet spot. For me it feels like the perfect home and the perfect time.”
Dungey also revealed that the revival will undergo some format changes, saying “You will see clear ABC hallmark and brand.” She later mentioned that details are still being ironed out, but the series will still broadcast live shows.
American Idol is expected to debut on ABC in early 2018.
What do you think? Are you a fan of American Idol? Will you watch the ABC reboot?