‘American Idol’ Judges’ Status in Limbo As ABC Picks Up Third Season

Offers are out to Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan to return to the show but no deals are done yet.

The series is doing well ratings-wise. Idol’s two-hour Sunday installment is averaging a 1.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 8.9 million viewers in Live+ 7, ranking it as the second-highest rated unscripted series on ABC behind The Bachelor. The Monday episodes are notching a 1.5 rating and 8.3 million viewers.

ABC will keep singing American Idol‘s tune, but whether it does so with its current trio of judges remains to be seen. 

The makeup of the judges’ panel is still to be determined. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that ABC has made offers to current judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan to return next season.

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