The Seven Network have announced their 2021 line-up, including all the usual suspects such as 'The Voice' and 'Farmer Wants A Wife' – but there was one announcement for 2022 that no one saw coming.
'Australian Idol' will return in 2022.
Broadcast in more than 150 countries with 55 adaptations in local markets, the 'Idol' franchise is the most widely watched in the world, a staggering three billion viewers have tuned in over the years.
"'Idol' is the granddaddy of them all!" Seven Director Of Programming Angus Ross says. "The biggest show in the world comes to Seven in 2022, and we know Australians are going to love it."
"We can't wait to bring 'Idol' back to Australian audiences."
In Australia, 'Idol' has been responsible for the careers of acts such as Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, Ricki-Lee, Shannon Noll, Casey Donovan, Anthony Callea, Matt Corby, Rob Mills, Wes Carr, Stan Walker, Paulini and Damien Leith.
"'Idol' is renowned for launching global music artists," Fremantle Asia Pacific CEO Chris Oliver-Taylor adds. "We can't wait to break the next superstar Idols on Seven in 2022."
'Australian Idol' is set to begin in February 2022 on Seven.