IGN can confirm that the network has a “framework” of a deal in place with the show’s production company FremantleMedia, though no deal has officially closed yet.
According to Variety, who first reported the deal, ABC is reportedly looking for a March premiere of the show on Sunday nights. It remains unclear whether former Idol host Ryan Seacrest would return to the show should the singing competition come back. He’s currently hosting ABC’s morning talk show Live! With Kelly and Ryan.