Confirmed: Ryan Seacrest Will Host ‘American Idol’ on ABC

American Idol

We previously announced that American Idol would be returning to television, this time on ABC. Today we are excited to bring you news that Ryan Seacrest will officially host the first season of the hit show’s return! Ryan Seacrest is an award-winning host and producer, who hosted American Idol’s long time run since its beginning in 2002. Seacrest confirmed his place as American Idol host, this morning on Live with Kelly and Ryan.

“It’s genuinely hard to put into words what ‘American Idol’ means to me,” said Seacrest. “I’m so grateful for the show and all the career and life opportunities it’s allowed me to experience. It’s been an incredible journey from day one. To be asked to return this year, at my new home at Disney|ABC, is an honor, if not a bit surreal. I believe ABC is the perfect home for ‘Idol,’ and I’ve every confidence the show’s legions of fans will love it – especially ‘Idol’’s best traditions of showcasing heartwarming stories, remarkable talent discovery, and, best of all, making dreams come true.”

“‘Idol’ wouldn’t be ‘Idol’ without Ryan,” said Core Media Group CEO Peter Hurwitz. “He is a natural who has been there from the start, shines on live television and has dominated in every one of his professional endeavors. The show’s millions of devoted fans will be delighted to welcome him back to center stage on ABC.”

Ryan Seacrest will have a busy schedule ahead of him as host of ABC’s American Idol, but will continue with all of his current projects:

  • Co-host and Executive Producer of “Live with Kelly and Ryan”
  • Host and Executive Producer of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest”
  • “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” – his L.A. morning radio show for iHeartMedia’s 102.7 KIIS-FM, the show is No.1 nationally syndicated.
  • Nationally sydicated Top 40 radio show.

The Idol Bus tour hits the road on Thursday, August 17th in search of the next American Idol. For audition locations, eligibility requirements, terms and conditions, visit

American Idol has been helping contestants share their inspirational stories, and reach their dreams, for years. Do you plan on trying out for American Idol?

Confirmed: Ryan Seacrest Will Host 'American Idol' on ABC

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