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Simon Fuller Vows, Threatens American Idol Will Be Back

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Nothing ever really ends in Hollywood, so why would American Idol be any different? As the show gets ready to air its final episodes, creator Simon Fuller tells The Hollywood Reporter he’s already plotting ways for the show to make a triumphant return somewhere down the line. “The next generation of Idol — and Idol will certainly be coming back for sure — will have a youthful glow, and it will be pioneering again, just as it was when we first began,” Fuller vows. What will Idol 2.0 look like? According to Fuller, it’ll be “a lot more interactive, a lot more immersive,” and will “dive deep with all the new technology that’s coming.” He also promised his head was “exploding with opportunities,” which he hopefully did not mean literally.

Simon Fuller Promises American Idol Will Be Back