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'American Idol' is returning to TV

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Posted at 8:13 AM, May 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-09 08:13:46-04

American Idol is returning to TV, but this time on ABC.

The network made the announcment on "Good Morning America" Tuesday morning.

American Idol's new season could air in the fall or next spring.

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The show has helped launch the careers of dozens of singers who have won a total of 14 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and an Academy Award.

A host and judges will be announced at a later date, but former host Ryan Seacrest recently joined Kelly Ripa as co-host on her show "Live."

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FOX dropped the program in 2016 because of low ratings.

NBC had recently been in talks to bring back the show.