We may never be free from the reanimated corpse of American Idol, which is more proof to me that hell is real.
Deadline reports that ABC has renewed the cursed program for a second season, dragging judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie along for the ride. Joining this motley crew of Westworld hosts will be Ryan Seacrest.
Citing strong ratings as the reason for the show’s return, Channing Dungey, President of ABC Entertainment, also seems to think that by moving the dreaded singing competition from one network to the other, she saved a cultural institution:
“We knew that American Idol on ABC would unleash an opportunity for singers from all walks of life to realize their dreams and that these incredible contestants would have America rooting for their success. I am thrilled that Katy, Luke, Lionel and Ryan will be back to once again embark on this Idol journey with us to discover the next crop of inspiring talent.”
The first iteration of American Idol gave us Kelly Clarkson. The reboot, on ABC, featuring Katy Perry, has given us this.