American Idol to return to ABC with season 2

American Idol is set to return to ABC with season 2 along with judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie coming back on the show

                            American Idol to return to ABC with season 2
Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan (Source: Getty Images)

The journey continues as America’s beloved singing competition series “American Idol” is set to return for its second season on The ABC Television Network for the 2018-2019 season. Following the revival of the show, this season is all geared up to set out once again on a nationwide search to discover the next singing sensation. 

Returning to help find the cream of the crop are music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy winning producer Ryan Seacrest will also return to helm the music competition series as
host. ABC Entertainment President, Channing Dungey, saw the show as a doorway for all the aspiring singers to come forward and show their talent. 

“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,” he said. “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.”

"American Idol's return on ABC has shown once again that viewers love to discover and support raw talent,” said Trish Kinane, president of Entertainment Programming, FremantleMedia North America, executive producer and showrunner of American Idol.

“Our new judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie have brought huge credibility, energy, and fun to the show this year, and we are so excited to continue the journey with Ryan Seacrest at the helm in the search for the next superstar," she added. At the same time, Dennis Miller, executive chairman of CORE Media Group, said that he was happy to see the success of the show. 

“Our team is incredibly proud of the success we have had with ‘American Idol’ on ABC, and we are excited to search for more talent nationwide with the second season. We look forward to furthering our relationship with the network, our partners at FremantleMedia, Luke, Katy, Lionel, Ryan, and all those who audition to become the next American Idol as we continue to entertain fans with incredible performances week after week!” he said. The Top 7 will take the stage on ABC, on Sunday, May 6.