It’s Official! Ryan Seacrest Will Host ‘American Idol’ Reboot Barrie, ON, Canada / 93.1 Fresh Radio Philys Ogbemudia July 20, 2017 02:40 pm . It’s official! Ryan Seacrest will host American Idol when it returns next year on ABC! Ryan made the announcement this morning (July 20) on Live! with Kelly and Ryan. Ryan Seacrest is returning to American Idol!Posted by Live with Kelly and Ryan on Thursday, July 20, 2017 It wouldn’t be the same without Ryan!