Great news for American Idol fans! Despite the show continuing to drop in the ratings, Fox entertainment chair Kevin Reilly has confirmed that American Idol 2015 will definitely take place, and it will not be the show’s last season.
The Fox executive also said the network would not be adverse to having original American Idol judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson come back for the final season, whenever that might end up being.
“It’s coming back next year,” Kevin Reilly told Vulture‘s Josef Adalian in an interview about the future of American Idol 2015 and beyond.
As for that rumor that the original American Idol judges might be invited back for a future season, Reilly said that wasn’t beyond the realm of possibility. “Yes, possibly — for the last season,” he said. “But I’m not yet in that place where [next season] would be the last season.”
So there you have it folks, straight from the Fox entertainment chief’s mouth. Not only will American Idol be renewed for season 14, but it looks like we’ll at least get a season 15 as well. And, we might just be seeing American Idol judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson back again someday!