American Idol Creator is Already Planning Its Revival

Norman Weiss
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American Idol creator is already planning its revival

Simon Fuller says Idol “will be coming back for sure," adding that he’s already planning “the next generation." “There will no doubt be another format or refinement or elevation of the format,” he tells The Hollywood Reporter. "Now I can actually revamp it and come up with a new version. And we can look back on 15 seasons and think of some legitimate ways to allow people to enjoy them again, maybe adding another dimension to it.”


Katey Sagal boards Dirty Dancing

She’ll play Vivian Pressman on ABC’s three-hour remake of the 1987 film.


The Walking Dead season finale was “trolltastic”

The AMC series' surprise cliffhanger is now "this show’s official code for ‘troll,’” says Melissa Leon, who adds: "At worst, it was another cynical ploy that came at the cost of good storytelling.” PLUS: Walking Dead went from “kinda BS” to “total BS,” Negan’s arrival was a triumph and a disaster, The Walking Dead tripped over itself and realized it could stomach the embarrassment, even the stars don’t know what happened, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan reacts to the season finale.


After the Thrones: HBO teams with Bill Simmons on a Game of Thrones next-day after-show

After the Thrones will be made available on Mondays following each Game of Thrones episode on HBO Now, HBO Go and HBO On Demand. It will be hosted by Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan, who followed Simmons from Grantland to his new site The Ringer.


Real Housewives of Orange County stars injured in an ATV crash

Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Barney were hospitalized after crashing during filming their Bravo show in the desert on Saturday.


ABC announces spring finale dates

Scandal’s season finale is set for May 12, while Nashville could be saying goodbye for good on May 25.


EllenTube orders tWitch & Allison’s Dance Challenge

Ellen DeGeneres’ video web channel’s first original series will feature her SYTYCD DJ and wife.


Comedian Michelle Wolf jumps from Late Night with Seth Meyers to The Daily Show

Wolf, Late Night's writing supervisor who appeared with Meyers in sketches, will serve as a contributor and writer on Trevor Noah’s Daily Show.


TBS extends Full Frontal with Samantha Bee through the end of 2016

TBS has picked up 26 more episodes of Bee’s primetime late-night show, bringing it to a total of 39 episodes for this year.


Smithers’ Simpsons coming out story was surprisingly subtle

The Simpsons shied away from “laying things on too thick" on last night's episode, says Dennis Perkins, adding: "It’s the kindest, most thoughtful resolution of that shrug that no doubt occurred to so many Simpsons viewers upon hearing that this was the 'Smithers comes out' episode.” PLUS: The Simpsons roots for Villanova in opening sequence.


Jeremy Clarkson gets a bloody nose filming the “most dangerous stunt” for his Amazon car show

Clarkson said he was attempting a death-defying feat.


Why Scandal will likely end after Season 6

Shonda Rhimes has said that Scandal is “a limited story,” unlike Grey’s Anatomy.


Faye Dunaway joins Hand of God

She’ll play Ron Perlman’s Aunt Val on the second season of the Amazon series.


John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight accidentally misspells Garry Shandling’s name

A brief tribute to the HBO Larry Sanders star spelled Garry’s name as “Gary.”


Conan O’Brien tells Bill Clinton his foreign trips are a form of diplomacy

Conan chatted with Bill and Chelsea Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative Saturday, and explained how he tries to be the “silly American” while taping show in foreign countries, particularly in the past year to countries like South Korea and Cuba.


Doctor Who spinoff Class reveals its cast, offers details

Steven Moffat hopes his new "smart and sexy" stars form the "British Buffy." But could Peter Capaldi make a cameo?


Game of Thrones' Kit Harington and Rose Leslie make their red carpet debut

The former co-stars have been dating for years.


Here’s your first look at Luke Danes on Gilmore Girls revival set

Scott Patterson posted a pic of him and Amy Sherman-Palladino.