Its not curtains for American Idol simply but. The long-running singing competitors, which has survived fourteen totally different judges, two totally different hosts, and a community swap from Fox to ABC, is returning as soon as once more for a sixth season at ABC which can mark its twenty first season because it started. All of this comes because the sequence seems to crown a winner for its present season on Could 22.
Of all of the renewals ABC has handed out, American Idol might have been the most important no-brainer for a few causes. For one, ABC itself referred to the present as its top program of the season. Viewership for the sequence took a stable soar from final season too, going up 15% within the essential 18 to 49 demographic throughout a 35-day span. What actually made it an necessary choice for community, nevertheless, is the truth that Dancing With the Stars, their different long-running competitors, was migrating to Disney+. Dropping American Idol, its different staple expertise competitors, to the streaming aspect of issues wouldve been a troublesome capsule to swallow for the community.
American Idol wasnt the lone unscripted sequence to get one other go round. The Bachelor, Shark Tank, Americas Funniest Dwelling Movies and Superstar Wheel of Fortune have been all among the many unscripted shows introduced again for one more season, preserving their slate comparatively intact exterior their signature dancing competitors.
For years, American Idol has been a mainstay within the actuality competitors area all whereas churning out some real stars in Carrie Underwood, Adam Lambert, Kelly Clarkson, Chris Daughtry, Clay Aiken, and Jordin Sparks amongst others. It very practically escaped loss of life in 2016 when Fox selected to cancel it attributable to lagging rankings. ABC swooped in and picked up the sequence in 2017, reviving it for a continued run beginning in 2018, although it hasnt reached the identical absurd heights as its heyday.
Ryan Seacrest nonetheless serves because the host of the long-running competitors with Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Ritchie all within the judges seats as of proper now. Its not confirmed but if these 4 shall be again as soon as once more, however theyve been collectively now because the present was dropped at ABC. Season 20 did see one notable departure with Bobby Bones, one of many in-house mentors for the singers, leaving the present. Fremantle and 19 Leisure, which is a part of Sony-owned Industrial Media, produced the sequence for ABC.
Season 5 of American Idol on ABC is coming right down to the wire with solely 5 contestants remaining. The following episode airs on Could 15 en path to the season finale on Could 22.