“American Idol” wants to get back in the business of making stars.
The longtime talent show, which is being revived by ABC starting on March 11, faded in ratings and cultural significance over its last seasons on Fox before ending in 2016.
The memorable talents boosted by the show — Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Adam Lambert and the like — were all a part of the show’s heyday a decade earlier.
Ryan Seacrest is back as host of “American Idol,” but it will have three new judges in Luke Bryan, Katie Perry and Lionel Richie. They said on Monday they see themselves as mentors and instructors.
The show will air on Sunday and Monday nights for eight weeks, then wind down to just Sunday when a new season of “Dancing With the Stars” premieres. Then, “Idol” will have a two-night finale on May 20 and 21.