'American Idol' Is Officially Back From the Dead and the Internet Is Asking 'Why?'
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After weeks of speculation, ABC announced Tuesday it's officially reviving "American Idol."

"American Idol' is a pop-culture staple that left the air too soon," ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said Tuesday. "ABC is the right home to reignite the fan base. We are thrilled viewers will once again share in these inspiring stories of people realizing their dreams."

Fox canceled the show in 2016. No new host or judges have been announced just yet.

"'Idol is an entertainment icon, and now it will air where it belongs, in ABC's lineup of addictive fan favorites alongside 'Dancing with the Stars' and 'The Bachelor,'" added Disney co-chairman Ben Sherwood. "America, get ready for the return of a bigger, bolder and better-than-ever Idol."

But judging by some of the online reaction after the news was confirmed, America isn't exactly clamoring for its return. The show's former EP Nigel Lythgoe told Variety "it feels a little too soon to bring it back," and he's not alone in thinking that.

See some of the online chatter below:

Despite all the backlash and confusion, there were still a few people excited about the revival:

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