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'American Idol' to return to TV in 2018

American Idol, the most popular music reality show in U.S. television history, will return to the screen on ABC in 2018.  
    
The show, which was cancelled by Fox Television last year after 15 seasons, was once a ratings powerhouse, watched by more than 30 million viewers at its peak in 2005-2007.  
    
The talent show launched the careers of Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia and Jordin Sparks.
    
Following Tuesday's announcement, American Idol became a top-trending topic on Twitter, with social media users expressing mixed views.
    
It is not known if Ryan Seacrest will return as host as he is now the new co-host of Live with Kelly Ripa.



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