FOX also made an offer but from everything we're hearing, it's now all about ABC.
Our sources say the plan is for ABC to announce the return of 'Idol' at the Upfronts a week from next.
In the 15 years American Idol was on air, it propelled the careers of countless talented musicians into the mainstream.
For many unlucky others, however, it was the heartbreak of a lifetime as millions of viewers across the nation watched as the hopeful stars had their dreams crushed by the panel of famous judges each week.
(Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) ABC had announced in May plans to bring back the music competition show — which has spent one year off the air — sometime in the next TV season. Pop star Katy Perry is also set to join the revamped singing competition.
"So much of 's overwhelming success can be attributed to Ryan, whose larger-than-life personality and laudable dedication to creating quality entertainment has made him a true master of his craft," ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement.
But if a deal with Seacrest can be wrapped quickly, he would be a likely candidate to make an appearance at the presentation.Nearly three weeks after ABC confirmed that it would bring “American Idol” back to television, the singing competition has a high-profile anchor for its judges table, but no other confirmed talent on board.ABC and producers Fremantle Media and Core Media locked up pop star Katy Perry as a judge for the upcoming season just in time for an announcement at the network’s upfront presentation.has also learned that “Idol” alum Carrie Underwood has held talks with ABC and producers about joining “American Idol” as a judge. claim Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has also been approached for a judge spot, but a representative for the singer tells Daughtry is, however, on ABC’s wish list of “Idol” alums to potentially perform at Tuesday’s upfront.In addition, Adam Lambert’s name has been in the mix for a potential role, sources confirm. Lambert, Kellie Pickler, and Fantasia Barrino are also being considered for the presentation gig.