Renewed for Season 4 on ABC (Season 18 including Fox’s seasons)
ABC announced on Twitter that “American Idol” will be renewed and coming back for another season in 2020-2021, with season 4. The news was announced on Twitter (see announcement) and should make its 8 million viewers excited about the renewal of the TV show.
The most impactful show in the history of television, with over 30 million viewers and 345 chart-toppers
American Idol was described by as “the most impactful show in the history of television” in a NY Times interview from 2009. The show gathered as many as 30 millions viewers, and resulted in 345 Billboard magazine chart-toppers and series of new pop stars and fan favorites including Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, and many others.
The series has been on ABC since 2018 (previously on Fox)
American Idol is an American singing competition series that started airing on Fox in June 11, 2002, all the way to April 7, 2016, for 15 seasons. It resumed in March, 2018 but this time on ABC.
Renewal/cancellation Status: Renewed for Season 19
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About this show:
Every year, tens of thousands of hopefuls from across the nation audition for a shot at stardom. The show’s judges – Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban – travel across the country in search of the next AMERICAN IDOL. They narrow down the competitors to a select group of semifinalists who sing their hearts out each week in front of a studio audience and television viewers.
The judges have their say after every performance, but it’s the viewing public that determines who will advance to the next round of competition and who will go home. Telephone, text message and online voting begin immediately after each performance show, and the results are announced during the following night’s broadcast.
Eventually the competition is whittled down to two finalists who compete for a major recording contract and the American Idol title. Past winners Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, Scotty McCreery, and Phillip Phillips as well as fan-favorites Jennifer Hudson, Adam Lambert and Chris Daughtry, have all become household names and made their mark on the recording industry.
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