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'American Idol' Will Premiere on March 11

'American Idol' Will Premiere on March 11
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"American Idol" will return to network television on ABC on March 11, host Ryan Seacrest announced Monday on his other show, "Live! With Kelly & Ryan," The Wrap reported.

The singing competition, which will air from 8-10 p.m., made its big splash in 2002 on Fox and led to a long list of other similar live reality talent competitions. "American Idol" ended its run on Fox in the spring of 2016, only to be snapped up and revived by ABC.

Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie will serve as the judges for "American Idol," noted The Wrap, a role that often gets as much attention as the contestants.

"American Idol" kicked off in August with a bus tour through 23 cities hearing hopefuls from across the country in audition videos online and via social media. The show also opened a livestream option this year, The Wrap noted.

FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, will produce the ABC version of "American Idol," according to Variety.

"There's still talent out there to be discovered," Perry, the best-selling artists who was one of the first judges signed on, told "Good Morning America" last month.

"There are still stars and diamonds in the rough and I think the great American dream, — we can revive that in a way and show people that they have the talent, if they work really hard and if we can give them that lucky star, and the combination of those things, maybe we can give them a little platform to just shine," she added.

Richie, the former lead singer of the Commodores before launching his own successful solo career, told the morning show that people will be pleased with the talent that will be on the show.

"It's amazing the confidence this new generation has, and I think what's really wonderful for us we get to see it and if any way try to tweak it just a little bit — they don't need much but I'm telling you what's coming down the pipeline is really exciting," Richie said.

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"American Idol" will return to network television on ABC on March 11, host Ryan Seacrest announced Monday on his other show, "Live! With Kelly & Ryan," The Wrap reported.
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