'American Idol' Season 7 - Philadelphia Auditions

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ABC has made the official announcement that the network has picked up American Idol for the 2017-2018 television season, just one year after the once popular reality singing competition series gave what seemed to be its final swan song on Fox. The move was all but certain at this point after news of a forthcoming announcement was leaked last week.

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Ben Sherwood, co-chairman of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney ABC said in a statement Tuesday, “American Idol on ABC… That has a nice ring to it. Idol is an entertainment icon, and now it will air where it belongs, in ABC’s lineup of addictive fan favorites alongside Dancing with the Stars and The Bachelor. America, get ready for the return of a bigger, bolder and better-than-ever Idol.”



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