Ryan Seacrest
Will Ryan Seacrest actually close a deal with ABC to return to “American Idol”? Pictured: Seacrest at the Oscars Red Carpet in Hollywood, California on Feb. 26, 2017. Reuters/Mike Blake

The proposed “American Idol” revival will no longer push through.

According to TMZ, show producers Freemantle Media and Core Media Group had a dispute over the revival. Last month, Freemantle Media proposed the idea to the execs at NBC, and they were more than excited with the pitch. In fact, TV Line revealed that the network considered cutting down “The Voice” to just one season per year to accommodate the “American Idol” revival. If the revival pushed through, “The Voice” would air in the fall, while “American Idol” would have been released in the spring.

Unfortunately, NBC can no longer air “American Idol” because execs from Peacock network and FOX also expressed their desire to bring the reality competition back. Both networks pitched their ideas to Freemantle, but the latter was more interested in working with NBC rather than FOX. Unfortunately, Core Media Group believes there is a conflict of interest if “American Idol” will air before NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” because this could diminish the “American Idol” brand.

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Last year, “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest also hinted on a possible revival while at the Television Critics Association press tour. “When you’ve got a franchise that has this kind of heritage that generates X amount of millions of people, if it sustains, does it mean it’s the end? I’m not sure,” he said, via TV Line.

Meanwhile, “American Idol” has been one of America’s most popular reality competitions to have aired on television. In 2002, it averaged 12 million viewers per episode. During its peak fifth season, the show garnered 30 million viewers per installment. However, after several years, the ratings for “American Idol” continuously dropped. During its final season, the show only averaged 9.1 million viewers and a 2.2 rating.

If the “American Idol” revival had received the green light, it would have premiered next year.