Deadline: ‘American Idol’: Bobby Bones Returns As In-House Mentor For Season 4 On ABC

EXCLUSIVEAmerican Idol‘s core on-screen team is staying intact for the upcoming fourth season. Bobby Bones has closed a deal to return as in-house mentor, joining previously announced judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and host Ryan Seacrest. Bones will once again offer industry expertise, helping hopefuls their performances to the next level. The ABC singing competition, which ranked as the top broadcast series on Sunday nights among adults 18-49, is set to return in 2021.

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