"American Idol" has sought out nationwide talent for over a decade and throughout its run, has continued to attract fans of all ages to the ABC singing competition show. Now, a new report suggests that those who were hoping to keep up with both the cast and contestants during the 2020 season will likely see a few differences throughout new episodes as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

According to TMZ, producers sent an email to those behind the scenes at "Idol" stating that it seemed unlikely that the TV show would return to the studio due to advice from federal and local agencies. As stated by the publication, the email said that they would "continue to monitor and provide updates should any changes occur."

Sources close to the competition program told TMZ that, at this time, the show is scheduled to continue being produced. However, judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan will reportedly "be at their respective homes and viewers will ultimately decide who wins and who ends up packing."

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"American Idol" is not the first television show to make alterations as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Previously, several popular daytime talk shows, such as "The Wendy Williams Show" and "Dr. Phil," opted to forgo their in-studio audiences in an attempt to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus. Additionally, "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune" took the same step as they worked towards making the necessary changes.

The pandemic has also influenced the operations of several morning news shows, as "Today" weatherman Al Roker and "Good Morning America" host Robin Roberts both decided to conduct their hosting duties form their homes.

According to The Daily Mail, the final pre-taped episode of this season of "American Idol," which will announce the Top 20 contestants, will air on Sunday. Two specials of "American Idol: This Is Me" will then air on April 12 and 19.

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Ryan Seacrest with judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan, and in-house mentor Bobby Bones on “American Idol.” Gavin Bond/ABC