ABC just announced its mid-season TV schedule, which includes the “American Idol” reboot starring Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. The show will premiere on Sunday, March 11 and episode 2 will be on Monday, March 12. You may recall that “The Voice” airs on Monday and Tuesday nights, meaning the two will be battling for viewers one night of the week.
During season 12 of “The Voice,” Bryan was longtime friend Blake Shelton’s special advisor and as “American Idol” reboot talks were heating up, the show also announced that original “Idol” winner Kelly Clarkson would be joining “The Voice” during season 14.
Currently, “The Voice” is the highest-rated reality show. “The Voice” will launch season 14 as soon as the Winter Olympics end on February 26. But, still– this pits Shelton and Bryan against each other, not to mention, Clarkson against the show that gave her everything.
Bryan told Ellen DeGeneres last year that “I’m on TV against him and I’m coming for him.” Of course, those comments came after Shelton said, “”I think people are going to realize just how dumb he really is when they see him on national television, in an environment where there’s no script. But you’re also gonna see what a great, great, dude that guy is” about Bryan.