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American Idol, The Bachelor, Shark Tank and More Unscripted Programs Renewed at ABC

ABC renewed a wide variety of its reality TV shows for an additional season today, including american idol, The single person, America’s Funniest Home Videos, shark tank and celebrity wheel of fortune.

American Idol:

  • american idol has been renewed for a sixth season on ABC, according to Deadline.
  • It’s not yet known if the judging trio of Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan will return for the new season, but they usually don’t sign up until later in the summer.
  • The announcement comes ahead of the season finale on May 22.
  • ABC touted the ratings success of american idolcalling it its number one show this season by total viewership, and it was up 15% from last season among adults 18-49 after 35 days of cross-platform viewing.
  • The renewal comes at an important time for unscripted series on ABC following the announcement that Dancing with the stars will move to Disney+ next season – do Idol an even more crucial format for the network.
  • The series is produced by Fremantle and 19 Entertainment, part of Sony-owned Industrial Media, and hosted by Ryan Seacrest.

The single person:

  • The single person has been renewed for an impressive 27th season, according to Deadline.
  • Hosted by Jesse Palmer, The Bachelor is a Next Entertainment and Warner Bros. production. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon. Mike Fleiss is the big poobah of the franchise.
  • No information on the season’s cast has been announced.

America’s Funniest Home Videos:

  • According to Deadline, America’s Funniest Home Videos is expected to return for its 33rd season.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro returns as host of the Vin Di Bona Productions-produced series, which is the longest-running prime-time entertainment show in ABC history.
  • AFV The weekly prize amounts for Season 33 are also increasing, doubling the cash prize for first place to $20,000, second place to $6,000, and third place to $4,000.

Shark tank:

  • shark tank is back for its 14th season.
  • The long-running commercial format, based on a Japanese format, goes live for the first time.
  • All the sharks should be back in the series, which comes from MGM Television in association with Sony Pictures Television.

Celebrity Wheel of Fortune:

  • The Celebrity version of the long-running game show Wheel of Fortune will return for a third season.
  • Hosted by Pat Sajak and Vanna White, the series invites celebrities to spin the world’s most famous wheel and solve puzzles for a chance to win $1 million.
  • All money won by participating celebrities will go to a charity of their choice.
  • It is produced by Sony Pictures Television.

  • A possible comeback show that has yet to be announced is Supermarket sweepwhich Deadline understands hasn’t been canceled, but it’s unclear if it will return for a third season.
  • Earlier this year, ABC canceled unscripted series, including Matching game, Celebrity Dating Game, the scammer and When nature calls.