ABC’s ‘American Idol’ returning for season 2

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ABC’s ‘American Idol’ returning for season 2

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(L-R) Judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie will return for season 2 of ABC's "American Idol." (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)

ABC’s reboot of “American Idol” will be back for a second season.

Judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan, as well as host Ryan Seacrest, will return for the reality TV singing competition.

The first live show aired Sunday and Variety reported it had the highest levels of viewership since the season premiere.

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“We knew that ‘American Idol’ on ABC would unleash an opportunity for singers from all walks of life to realize their dreams and that these incredible contestants would have America rooting for their success,” ABC Entertainment Prresident Channing Dungey said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “I am thrilled that Katy, Luke, Lionel and Ryan will be back to once again embark on this Idol journey with us to discover the next crop of inspiring talent.”

Perry, Richie, Bryan and Seacrest celebrated the news on Twitter.

 “American Idol” airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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