Just days ago Entertainment Tonight ran this story on the possible return of "American Idol."
Then... TMZ says the show may not return...ever.
"American Idol" will not be coming back in 2018, despite the fact that both NBC and FOX made offers to put it back on the air, because a tug of war between co-owners of the show torpedoed the deals.
TMZ broke the story, both NBC and FOX made dueling offers to bring the show back as early as summer, 2018. We were told NBC wanted to rotate "Idol"with 2 other shows -- "America's Got Talent" and "The Voice."
Our sources say the owners of "Idol" -- Fremantle and Core -- never anted up a counter offer to either network.
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Now the story takes a turn: ABC has made a pitch for "American Idol" and they want to bring the show back to start March 2018...and yes, they want Ryan Seacrest as part of the package. Hmmm.....!!!