'American Idol' Revival Pitched To NBC Execs

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American Idol could return to television on a new network, less than a year after ending a 15-season run on Fox.

TV Line has more:

Per Variety, which first broke the news, Fremantle Media — which produces Idol — pitched Peacock execs a revival of the long-running singing competition. NBC is said to be seriously considering the idea, and, according to Variety, could cut The Voice down from two cycles a year to one to make room for it.

Following a Summer 2002 debut season that averaged 12 million total viewers, Idol at its zenith (Season 5) was pulling north of 30 million viewers and as 12.0+ demo rating. Its farewell (or “farewell”) run on Fox averaged 9.1 million viewers and a 2.2 rating.

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I miss it. 

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Nobody good ever won towards the end because they let 11 year Olds call 500 times each to vote. Became painful to watch.

Maybe if Howard Stern was a judge.

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Please don't. Let American Idol Rest In Peace 

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