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‘American Idol’ Renewed for Season 7

“American Idol” has been renewed for a seventh season at ABC.

The announcement comes ahead of the Season 21 finale on May 21, at which former judge Keith Urban will return to the show to mentor the Top 3 finalists. Urban is also among a slew of guest performers during the episode, Deadline reports.

The show is hosted by Ryan Seacrest with Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan as judges.  Currently, it’s unclear if the four will return next season. Those announcements are usually made in the summer.

“American Idol” is produced by Fremantle and 19 Entertainment, a part of Sony Pictures Television. Executive producers include Megan Wolflick, also serving as showrunner, and Fremantle’s Jennifer Mullin with Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman serving as executive producers for 19 Entertainment. Fremantle distributes the series worldwide.

Source: Deadline

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