American Idol, the reality show that made D-FW woman Kelly Clarkson into a superstar, is returning to TV. ABC announced Tuesday that the new season will start in September.
This comes after NBC had said in February 2017 that it would be interested in bringing the show back.
The show originally aired on Fox; it left the air in April 2016 after 15 seasons because of low ratings.
Will 15-season host Ryan Seacrest be back as the frontman on American Idol? "I don't know about that part yet," Seacrest says on Live With Kelly and Ryan, his new gig with Kelly Ripa.
ABC won't tell us yet, either: The judges and host will be announced later.
American Idol is responsible for launching the careers of Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Clarkson.
"'American Idol' is a pop-culture staple that left the air too soon," said Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment, in a statement. "ABC is the right home to reignite the fan base. We are thrilled viewers will once again share in these inspiring stories of people realizing their dreams."