Fans may be overjoyed that ABC is reviving American Idol, but not everyone is. Entertainment Weekly reports FOX is not too happy about the return of the TV series.
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 recent call with reporters, FOX boss Dana Walden called out American Idol producer FremantleMedia, saying it’s too early to bring back American Idol:
They were determined to get this show back on the air as quickly as possible. We spent about $25 million sending a clear message that it was the farewell season. It felt to us it would be extremely fraudulent to bring the show back quickly, that fans would not appreciate being told one thing and then having the show brought back right away.”
The FOX chairman later explained that the network planned on bringing back American Idol themselves, but at a later date:
We tried to engage Fremantle in conversations about bringing it back in 2020 which is when we thought would be an appropriate amount of time off the air, and could give the producers and creators the opportunity to make some changes that could present the next generation of Idol, and they really just weren’t interested in that. They wanted it back on the air and thought ABC was a good opportunity.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of American Idol? Do you think it’s too soon to bring the show back?
Never should have gone off the air in the first place! The only thing similar is the Voice which has never come close to having even 1 star power like Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Chris Daughtry and more!!! Also, The Voice has never ever even given constructive criticism to anyone on the show even for wrong song choice which happens all the time! These people need honesty, but you don’t have to be brutal about it and J Lo, Keith and Harry could do that! Could care less if Ryan Seacrest came back as host, but would love… Read more »
I would watch it no matter what channel it is on, and never too soon for a great reality show.
Theu should have never brought it nack. If they were smart, they’d cancel it before it starts production. I have no intention of watching it. I hated it the first time around!!
American Idol is the only singing competition that created long lasting stars. BRING IT BACK!
Guess if they wanted to keep it, they shouldn’t have cancelled it. I don’t plan to watch regardless of the network showing it.
I would love to see American Idol come bac!
Bring it back!!
Love to see American Idol return!!!!
Fox should have plans about bringing The X Factor back, instead of American Idol (Now, it’s gonna be on ABC). It could return next year. Because I want Fox to be happy about The X Factor revival. I really miss The X Factor.
I agree. Now, American Idol is moving to ABC next year. There’s still room for The X Factor to come back on Fox next year.