Ryan Seacrest set to return as ‘American Idol’ host

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Ryan Seacrest, who has hosted “American Idol” since the series inception in 2002, will return for Season 16 of the singing competition.

  • The show aired for 15 seasons on Fox before moving to ABC in 2018.
  • Also set to return are judges Katy Perry, Lionel Ritchie and Luke Bryan, who have held those roles since the ABC debut.
  • The show began taping auditions in September 2019 with the show set to debut in February 2020.
  • Seacrest will continue to host “Live with Kelly and Ryan” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” both on ABC.
  • Seacrest is also continuing to host “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” and “American Top 40” nationally syndicated radio shows.