On March 2018, viewers could be texting in their votes to pick the next American IdolAccording to TMZ, ABC made an offer to buy the show. The offer comes on the heels of unsuccessful bids from NBC and FOX.

Although American Idol has been off air for more than a year, it seems there's a genuine interest in rebooting the talent-based show, produced by company Fremantle.

But don't look for Ryan Seacrest in the host spot should American Idol return to TV. Seacrest is slated to become co-host of Live with Kelly Ripa, and, TMZ writes, there's no chance of shooting American Idol in New York, where Seacrest is based.

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