‘American Idol’ Returning, New Episodes On Deck In 2018?

‘American Idol’ Returning, New Episodes On Deck In 2018?
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Would it be possible for American Idol to return in 2018?


Following the announcement that the hit singing reality show was closing its curtains after 15 seasons, the newest report hinting about its possible return will surely be a big thing to its loyal fans.

Has Fox finally decided to release new episodes of the talent competition?

While addressing the crowd at Sunday’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards, show creator Simon Fuller teased about the potential fate of American Idol – its return.

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Simon Fuller Confirms American Idol Return?

After he received the prestigious Governors Award trophy for the show’s final run, the 56-year-old artist manager and television producer made the huge announcement, according to Variety.

“Thank you for bringing the show back in 2018,” he while as he stood beside Fox Television Group chairperson and CEO Dana Walden FremantleMedia Group’s CEO Cecile Frot-Coutaz on stage.

“We can’t wait to make it,” he added.

Before completely ending his acceptance speech, Fuller made a conclusive statement, which might have gotten everyone even more excited.

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“See you in 2018,” he said after telling executive producer Trish Kinane that she is in charge of the “future” of American Idol, which probably could be the much-anticipated return.

While this could have appeared as a legitimate announcement from the show’s creator, the entertainment site pointed out that “Fuller was just kidding.”

Back in May 2015, Fox Television’s Walden and Gary Newman shared with Entertainment Weekly their thoughts about the cancellation of the show after its 15th season.

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While recognizing the fact that arriving at such decision was never easy, Newman revealed that “’American Idol’ has been such a vital part of Fox for its run, and we spent a lot of time talking with producers about the future of ‘American Idol’ and collectively we arrived at the conclusion that it was time to bring the show to an end.”

“But we wanted to do it in a way that felt special and celebratory and treated the show the way it deserved to be treated,” he continued.

For her part, Walden stated that it was “pretty emotional” to come with the decision to end American Idol.

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