It''s not curtains for American Idol yet. ABC, which has had fourteen judges, two different hosts, and a network swap from Fox to ABC, is returning once more for its 21st season since it began. All of this comes as the series hopes to win a prize for its current season on May 22.
For one, American Idol may have been the greatest no-brainer in the series'' history. For one, ABC itself described the show as its top program of the season, despite a 15% increase in the crucial 18 to 49 demographic throughout a 35-day period. However, losing American Idol, its other significant talent competition, would have wrought a difficult task for the network.
The Bachelor, Shark Tank, America''s Funniest Home Videos, and Celebrity Wheel of Fortune were all among the unscripted shows, while their slate was kept consistent outside their traditional dancing competition.
While scourning out some famous stars in Carrie Underwood, Adam Lambert, Kelly Clarkson, Chris Daughtry, and Jordin Sparks, American Idol almost died in 2016, when Fox decided to cancel it because of unfavourable ratings. It then resurrected the series in 2017, resurrecting it for a prolonged run starting in 2018, although it hasn''t reached the same absurd heights as its heyday.
As of right now, Ryan Seacrest will be the host of the long-running competition, with Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Ritchie all in the judges'' seats. However, it''s unclear if the four will be back together together once more since Season 20. Bobby Bones, one of the in-house mentors for the actors, had left the show. Fremantle and 19 Entertainment, which is a subsidiary of Sony, provided the show.
Season 5 of American Idol on ABC is coming to an end, with only five contestants remaining. The next episode will air on May 15 en route to the season finale on May 22.
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