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‘American Idol,’ ‘Celebrity Wheel of Fortune’ Among ABC Unscripted Renewals

American Idol will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2022 — and also air its 20th season then. ABC has renewed Idol for the 2021-22 season, along with long-running unscripted series America’s…

‘American Idol’ Finalist Exits Over Controversial Video From When He Was 12 Years Old

A top American Idol finalist has abruptly exited the reality competition show after a controversial video emerged. Caleb Kennedy, a 16-year-old country singer-songwriter on the ABC reality…

Streaming Growth Lifts RTL, ‘American Idol’ and ‘Game of Talents’ Help Fremantle

The first-quarter results of European television giant RTL Group — the owner of American Idol

Paula Abdul to Judge ‘American Idol’ as Luke Bryan Tests Positive for COVID

Monday's live show will mark Abdul's first appearance on the show since it moved to ABC.

German Media Giant Bertelsmann Boosts Profit Despite COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic hit Bertelsmann's ad-supported TV divisions Fremantle and RTL Group, but digital operations saw strong growth. 

TV Ratings: NCAA Tournament Keeps Pace With 2019 in Early Rounds

Despite TV usage being down double digits, CBS and Turner Sports' coverage has hardly budged vs. two years ago.

This Week in TV: ‘American Idol,’ ‘To All the Boys 3,’ ‘Young Rock’

The coming week also features a new season of OWN's 'Queen Sugar' and the return of HBO's 'Last Week Tonight.'

Claudia Conway to Audition on Latest Season of ‘American Idol’

"I'm very nervous but very excited," the TikTok star and 16-year-old daughter of Kellyanne and George Conway says in a new ad.

RTL Group Sees Bounceback in European TV Ad Markets

Operating profits at Europe's largest commercial television group beat targets, with advertising revenue recovering faster than expected from the coronavirus downturn. 

‘Bachelor,’ ‘American Idol’ Set Early 2021 Debuts on ABC

ABC has set winter premiere dates for a slate of unscripted shows, including network stalwarts 'The Bachelor' and 'American Idol.'

Nikki McKibbin, ‘American Idol’ Alum, Dies at 42

Nikki McKibbin, a singer best known for placing third during the first season of American Idol, has died. She was 42. 

Ryan Seacrest on ‘Live’s’ Hot Start, ‘American Idol’ Plans

Ryan Seacrest talks to THR about the hot start for 'Live With Kelly and Ryan' and resuming his coast-to-coast travel for 'American Idol.'