It’s back! Thanks to the fans, American Idol will return for a second season on ABC. Judge Luke Bryan announced the big news with a video posted to Instagram.
“Hey guys, it’s Luke here and big news… American Idol is coming back for season two and it’s all because of you guys, the music fans out there for bringing it back,” he said in the video clip. “We’re so excited for season two.”
Bryan will return as a judge for the second season, as will Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Ryan Seacrest as host.
“We knew that American Idol on ABC would unleash an opportunity for singers from all walks of life to realize their dreams and that these incredible contestants would have America rooting for their success,” said Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment (quote via Deadline). “I am thrilled that Katy, Luke, Lionel and Ryan will be back to once again embark on this Idol journey with us to discover the next crop of inspiring talent.”
Idol was revived after FOX ended the series following 15 seasons.
Season one of the ABC revival will resume on Sunday when the Top 7 take on songs from the legendary Prince.