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    American Idol: Season 21; 2022-23 Renewal Announced for ABC TV Series

    American Idol TV show on ABC: canceled or renewed for season 21?

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    Start warming up for the 2022-23 season. ABC has renewed American Idol for a 21st year. The current 20th season will finish airing on Sunday, May 22nd.

    A singing competition series, the American Idol TV show features judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan in season 20 (the fifth season on ABC). Ryan Seacrest returns as host. After making it through the nationwide audition process, the contestant pool is narrowed through a series of elimination rounds. Once the contest reaches the semi-finals, although the judges offer their criticism, the decision to keep or cut a performer is up to the viewing audience. For a specified window of time, fans may vote for their favorites, via phone calls, text messages, and online. The winner claims the “American Idol” title and a recording contract.

    The Sunday episodes of the 20th season of American Idol average a 0.79 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 5.59 million viewers. Compared to season 19, that’s down by 9% in the demo and down by 7% in viewership in the live+same day ratings (including DVR playback through 3:00 AM). The Monday episodes of the 20th season of American Idol average a 0.69 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 5.59 million viewers. Compared to season 19, that’s down by 0.70% in the demo and up by 15% in viewership in the live+same day ratings (including DVR playback through 3:00 AM).

    Season 21 is expected to begin airing in early 2023. Today, ABC also renewed America’s Funniest Home Videos (season 33), The Bachelor (season 27), Big Sky (season three), Celebrity Wheel of Fortune (season three), The Conners (season five), Home Economics (season three), A Million Little Things (season five), Shark Tank (season 14), and The Wonder Years (season two).

    What do you think? Have you kept up with the American Idol TV series on ABC? Are you glad to hear that this show has been renewed for a 21st season?

    Check out our ABC status sheet to track the alphabet network’s new series pickups, renewals, and cancellations. You can find lists of cancelled shows here.

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