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American Idol Creator Insists the Show "Will Be Coming Back For Sure"

How Simon Fuller plans to resuscitate Idol

Sadie Gennis

After 15 years on the air, American Idolis slated to air its series finale this week - but not if creator Simon Fuller has anything to say about it.

While speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Fuller described his plans to resuscitate Idol, despite it being canceled by Fox.

"There will no doubt be another format or refinement or elevation of the format," Fuller said. "Now I can actually revamp it and come up with a new version. And we can look back on 15 seasons and think of some legitimate ways to allow people to enjoy them again, maybe adding another dimension to it."

Fuller said he's been inspired by the evolution of technology and hopes to develop a more interactive version of Idol, which has always relied on phone calls -- and later texts, websites and apps -- to determine the winners.

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"My head is exploding with opportunities," Fuller said. "The next generation of Idol -- and Idol will certainly be coming back for sure -- will have a youthful glow and it will be pioneering again, just as it was when we first began."

Although Fuller is already looking toward Idol's future, he's still appreciating every moment of the final season on Fox. "The overriding emotion is pride. It's been an amazing 15 years and it's the first time ever that I've been able to look back and think, wow, that was pretty good. We made our mark; we made history. It's exceeded all expectations," he said.

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