When American Idol was cancelled by Fox in 2016, it marked the end of a fifteen year run with Ryan Seacrest as its TV host. Now the show is scheduled to return, this time on ABC, the same network that Ryan Seacrest now works for as one of the co-hosts for the long-running morning show Live With Kelly and Ryan. The good news is that Ryan Seacrest will once again grace the airways as the host of American Idol. Ryan Seacrest’s return to the long-running talent show does call into question how the star finds time for all of his many projects which also include running his own men’s fashion line Ryan Seacrest Distinction/Polish and his heavy involvement in his charitable organization the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. Ryan also continues to host his nationally syndicated radio program On Air With Ryan.
The truth is that it was no easy road to bringing Ryan Seacrest back to the American Idol stage. Due to budget constraints, Ryan was offered a very low offer regarding his financial compensation. The fact is that the deal to bring back Ryan Seacrest nearly feel through entirely but ABC’s top-level executives were determined to have him on board for the show’s return and went out of their way to correct the issue. The combination of an originally low offer mixed with the fact that Ryan Seacrest has recently expressed a desire to find a higher degree of balance in his life made his return unsure. The one thing American Idol had going for it though was that Ryan has a deep love for the program and his involvement in it. In the end, things have come together in order to bring the face of American Idol back on board for the shows return.