American Idol Starts February 2020
The newest season of American Idol on ABC has just been announced with the season premiere set for SUNDAY FEB 16 8|7c. In its most recent season on ABC, American Idol dominated Sunday nights, ranking as the No. 1 entertainment broadcast program in Adults 18-49 and the most-watched show overall in its time slot, in addition to being Sunday's No. 1 most-social show. With untapped talent still waiting to be discovered, the star-making series is set to return with an all-new season. Returning to the iconic American Idol 2020 judge's desk are music industry legends and all-star American Idol judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest returns as host, and multimedia personality Bobby Bones will return as in-house mentor.
As fans already decided during the American Idol second chance vote that kicked off in The 2019 American Music Awards, fan favorite Layla Spring won the opportunity to have another shot at stardom. While she won't be in the American Idol premiere, fans will see her once the show heads to Hollywood.
American Idol is produced by Fremantle and Industrial Media's 19 Entertainment. Executive producers include Fremantle's Trish Kinane, also serving as showrunner, Jennifer Mullin and Megan Wolflick, with Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman serving as executive producers for 19 Entertainment. Fremantle distributes the series worldwide.