ABC and manufacturers FremantleMedia and Core Media secured pop star Katy Perry as a judge for the upcoming season in the nick of time for a statement at the networks in advance discussion. Perrys services were protected at a rate of $25 million for the upcoming season which sources inform Variety represents 65% of the budget plan allocated for skill. No extra judges have actually considering that signed on to the program.
Nor have manufacturers and the network had the ability to seal a handle Ryan Seacrest to return as host. Seacrest had actually remained in speak with rejoin the series which he appeared on for all its 15 seasons on Fox given that previously ABC even made the revival authorities. Continuous talks have actually stopped working to produce an offer. A return toIdol would provide substantial logistical obstacles, as Seacrest has actually transferred to New York for his brand-new gig as host of ABCs syndicated daytime program Live With Kelly and Ryan. Idol has actually typically shot in Los Angeles, and a relocate to New York to accommodate Seacrest is not likely offered the increased production expenses included.