ABC announced it is bringing back the long-running singing competition series for the 2017-2018 season.

“American Idol” ended its 15-season run on Fox in April 2016. The longtime host of “American Idol,” Ryan Seacrest, recently became the new co-host of “Live With Kelly and Ryan” with Kelly Ripa which is filmed in New York City.

Details of the new “American Idol,” including where it will be filmed, remain unknown.

“America, get ready for the return of a bigger, bolder and better-than-ever ‘Idol,’ ” Disney/ABC TV Group president Ben Sherwood promised.

The show’s host and judges will be announced at a later date.


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