It’s official – American Idol is set to return for a fourth season at ABC and the judges’ panel – including Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie – will remain the same.
The network confirmed the news on Wednesday (Aug. 19) and also revealed that longtime host Ryan Seacrest will also return to the popular show.
“American Idol has always been able to bring people together, entertain and inspire — and I am so proud of how this show continued to deliver joy and laughter into people’s homes during a time when we needed it the most,” ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke said in a statement. “There is no one who we feel more confident about leading us into a new season of high notes than Luke, Katy, Lionel and the incomparable Ryan Seacrest.”
In-house mentor, Bobby Bones, however, was not mentioned in ABC’s announcement. At this time, it is unclear whether or not the multi-media personality will return for another season.
American Idol is currently hosting virtual auditions for the upcoming season. Fans can visit the official “Idol Across America” website to learn more.
American Idol will return to ABC in the spring of 2021.