American Idol Is Set For a Reboot

‘American Idol’ is set to be rebooted at ABC.

The popstar search show – which aired in the US for 15 seasons before ending last year – was originally touted to return to screens on NBC but production company Freemantle Media is close to signing a deal with ABC.

Simon Cowell will not be able to return to the show if the deal goes ahead, as he has an exclusivity deal with NBC, which makes his ‘America’s Got Talent’ series.

However, original winner Kelly Clarkson has been tipped to head up the judging panel in his place.