While American Idol suffered declining ratings in its later years, both NBC and Fox think they have what it takes to breathe new life into the show. Right now the two big networks are in a bidding war to get the show. NBC wants to bring 'The Voice' down to just one round per year, rotating it with American Idol.
Ryan Seacrest would still be the likely host, but Fox says they would look at a new panel of judges. NBC hasn't said what they have in mind for the panel just yet.
Both networks hope to have Idol back on the air by summer 2018.
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