According to TMZ sources connected with ABC and American Idol's production company, FremantleMedia, negotiations are underway to bring Idol back and the network is planning a March 2018 launch.
ABC reportedly made an offer on American Idol a week ago. Although a deal has yet to be signed, sources told TMZ discussions are "far along" and final details are currently being hashed out.
ABC and Fremantle are reportedly expected to ink the contract "soon" and announce Idol's return later this month when the network unveils its 2017-2018 schedule.
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