By Gillian Telling
Updated January 29, 2016 at 10:19 PM EST
Credit: Michael Becker/Fox

Has it really been this long since Kelly Clarkson first sang her way into America’s hearts? American Idol has been running for 15 (15!) years on Fox, and its final farewell season is currently in full swing. But does that really mean we’ll be saying goodbye when the winner is crowned on April 8?

Maybe. And maybe not. According to current judge Harry Connick, Jr., he believes the show will go on — but at a different network — once it signs off from Fox.

WANT MORE EW? Subscribe now to keep up with the latest in movies, television, and music.

“It’s a great show, and it’s had some great years, but 15 years is a really long time for any show on television,” he tells EW. “For various reasons it ran its course at Fox. The good news is, it’s still such a beloved show and the format is so proven at finding superstars in the music world that I wouldn’t doubt it if it found a new life somewhere else at some point.”

Exciting news for the 9.6 million viewers who tuned in to Tuesday’s broadcast, and aren’t quite ready for the series to end yet. Maybe Netflix has always wanted to go to Hollywood Week?

Episode Recaps

American Idol

Ryan Seacrest hosts as Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan guide aspiring singers on their way to superstardom.

  • TV Show
  • 16
  • 574
  • ABC