Ryan Seacrest Has No Idea If American Idol Is Coming Back
Ryan Seacrest was the host of American Idol for all of its fifteen seasons, but if you’re curious about the show possibly coming back, Seacrest is probably the last person you should ask.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Seacrest talked about the end of American Idol, albeit as part of his conversation about his participation in NBC’s coverage. Apparently, Seacrest’s “Good night America…for now” signoff was completely ad-libbed. Seacrest has no inside info about the possible return of the show. He was just leaving a door open.
“There’s nothing that has officially happened or was happening officially that inspired me to say that,” Seacrest said. “I just personally felt like saying it — and I felt like with a brand like American Idol, I have a hard time believing it’s gone forever. I don’t know in what capacity and on what platform it could be reimagined, but it seems to me that at some point a re-imagination of the franchise would be a likely pursuit.
The Hollywood Reporter would go on to ask if he’d be a part of a revived American Idol. Unsurprisingly, the response was positive, as the de facto voice of American Idol showed an enthusiasm about the possibility of returning to the show when asked if he’d consider another season.
“Absolutely,” Seacrest said. “I’m grateful for what that show has done for me personally and professionally, so without a doubt I’d love to be part of whatever exists. As a host, as a producer, as both – whatever role seems to be the one that they’re enthusiastic about and fits the bill.”
So there you have it. I think Ryan Seacrest is literally the only person who could host American Idol, in much the same way I feel like The X Factor UK suffered for the lack of Dermot O’Leary, and the way Canadian Idol probably would have ended way sooner without Ben Mulroney. Okay, the latter is probably an over-exaggeration, but I don’t care. Ben Mulroney or bust!