‘American Idol’ Could Return But On NBC
“American Idol” producer FremantleMedia and NBC are in talks for the return of the canceled singing competition to broadcast TV.
THR reported on Thursday that NBC could be using “American Idol” as leverage for its upcoming negotiations with the producer of “The Voice.” The rationale also is for “The Voice” to go annual instead of its current twice a year schedule.
If “American Idol” does indeed return to NBC, it would be ironic since NBC’s “The Voice” was partially responsible the ratings decline of the show on FOX.
Does “American Idol” still have clout? It was a shadow of its former self on its last few seasons. I don’t see how this show will help NBC.
I guess NBC is really desperate to create stars… and “American Idol” makes stars!