ABC Planning March 2018 Premier Date with Ryan Seacrest
- Author: Stacy Houston May 09, 2017,
May 09, 2017, 7:58
On Monday's new episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, Ripa asked Seacrest about the news that Idol will soon return, saying, "This has been in the press a lot, and let me just say I like it".
ABC is reportedly planning a March 2018 premier date for the show.
Viewers can also get tickets to the show on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN's website.
"I don't know about that part - we haven't gotten that far", he said of the network rumors. So this was news to me last week.
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"Do you know the preparation I have to do for [Live] every night?" he joked, to which Ripa replied, "Your nights are free and you don't have that much to do".
"I think he should not underestimate how smart she is", Cohen said. "I said, 'Well, that's kind of good to know, I work here!'" I understand its hard doing double duty. Idol signed off with shrinking ratings, yet even those numbers would handily beat most of what's on television these days. Also on ABC, Live! will keep Seacrest in NY which may cause problems with hosting Idol which has always filmed in Los Angeles.
American Idol first launched on FOX back in 2002 and ran for 15 seasons when it said "so long for now" with its series finale in 2016.
Sources tell Variety that Seacrest has had no formal discussions with ABC or producers about returning to "Idol", but may be open to the possibility if he feels that the role is right and it can be fit into his other commitments.
On Sunday, the official American Idol Twitter account tweeted, "Happy #Sunday".