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Ryan Seacrest Reportedly Close To Returning For ‘American Idol’ Reboot

It already seemed like Ryan Seacrest was everywhere. Well, get ready to see him even more.

Seacrest, who just joined Kelly Ripa as the official co-host of “Live,” is in “advanced talks” to return as the host of “American Idol” for its 2018 reboot, Variety reported Wednesday.

The trade publication, citing an unnamed source, said “final tweaks” were being worked out on a new contract for Seacrest’s “Idol” homecoming.

However, the outlet interviewed another source who claimed the talks were in the early stages and that Seacrest’s crammed schedule presented obstacles.

Interviewed by TMZ on the…

Ryan Seacrest and Girlfriend Shayna Taylor Move in Together

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As if juggling a new high-powered gig and a cross-country move wasn’t enough of a life change for Ryan Seacrest, the Live With Kelly and Ryan host has yet more fun news: he and his girlfriend, Shayna Taylor, have moved in together, PEOPLE has exclusively learned.

After dating several years ago, Seacrest and Taylor, 26, a personal chef, reconnected over the last year and most recently stepped out at the MOCA Gala in Los Angeles on April 29.

The pair, who share…

“American Idol” is coming back – does that mean even more Ryan Seacrest?

It’s officially happening: After going dark in 2016 on Fox, “American Idol” will be back on your television sets.

The singing competition show that once reigned as ratings king will air on ABC for the 2017-2018 season, the network announced Tuesday, following rumors of its return that surfaced last week.

“‘American Idol’ is a pop-culture staple that left the air too soon,” Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment, said in a statement.

It’s not clear who will serve as host or on the panel of judges. ABC said an announcement would come later, but one name is obviously swirling about: Ryan Seacrest.

The former “Idol” host has a jam-packed work schedule these days, including a new gig he started this month: serving as Kelly Ripa’s co-host on ABC’s “Live,” the second-most watched daytime TV show. On Monday, Ripa asked Seacrest on air about the reports that “Idol” would return.

“I said at the end of the series, ‘Goodbye for now,’ hoping it would come back,” Seacrest told her. “It was rumored to be going to other networks. I had no idea that it was being talked about to come here until late last week. I saw some rumor in the news, so I made a phone call, and they said, ‘Yeah it may actually end up here,’ and I said, ‘That’d be good to know, since I work here.”

But, he added, “I don’t know if I can host,” given the preparation he has to do every night to be ready for “Live.” Ripa cut him off — “Yes, you can!” — and said that the morning after “Idol” shows, ” you won’t even have to think, I will do it all!”

Seacrest had been based in Los Angeles, but announced he’d move to New York City for the “Live” job and continue his other commitments…

ABC reportedly inks deal to bring back ‘American Idol’

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(L-R Front Row) Mentor Scott Borchetta, Host Ryan Seacrest, Judge Keith Urban, Judge Jennifer Lopez, Judge Harry Connick, Jr., Executive Producer Trish Kinane, (L-R Back Row), S14 Winner Nick Fradiani, S10 Runner-Up Lauren Alaina, S10 Scotty McCreery, S8 Winner Kris Allen, S7 Winner David Cook, S6 Winner Jordin Sparks, S2 Winner Ruben Studdard speak onstage during the “American Idol” panel discussion at the FOX portion of the 2015 Winter TCA Tour at the Langham Huntington Hotel on January 15, 2016 in Pasadena, California.

ABC has reportedly struck a deal to air a revival of the beloved singing competition “American Idol.”

Variety reported on Friday that Core Media Group and FreemantleMedia, the production companies behind Idol, have settled on a “framework for an agreement” to put the show back on the air, possibly on…