"American Idol" Might Return . . . on NBC

"American Idol" went off the air last year, but we barely got a chance to miss it. Because there are already plans to bring it back . . . on NBC. It's not a done deal, but talks are underway.

NBC seems like a weird choice, since it's the home of "The Voice" . . . a.k.a. the singing competition that stole "Idol's" mojo. But they're actually thinking about cutting "The Voice" back from two seasons a year to one, in order to make room.

"Idol" ran for 15 seasons on Fox, starting in 2002. For eight consecutive seasons starting in 2003, it was the highest-rated show on TV. In 2006, it was averaging 36.4 million viewers a week.


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