‘American Idol’ Sets Early 2020 Premiere Date

Ryan Seacrest, Bobby Bones, Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan; Photo Courtesy American Idol
Ryan Seacrest, Bobby Bones, Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan; Photo Courtesy American Idol
Ryan Seacrest, Bobby Bones, Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan; Photo Courtesy American Idol

It’s official – American Idol is returning to ABC on  Sunday, February 16, 2020.

The premiere date was announced Thursday (Nov. 21) by American Idol host Ryan Seacrest and in-house mentor Bobby Bones in a video clip showing the pair FaceTiming with Idol judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.

The clip begins with Seacrest ringing Bryan, Richie and Perry then connecting them with Bones.

“We have a premiere date,” Bones excitedly shares.

“Mark your calendars because American Idol is back,” Seacrest continues, ” February 16, all new! You ready?”

Check out the creative announcement video below.

The upcoming season marks the 18th season of Idol overall and the third on ABC.

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