ABC’s “American Idol” reboot is running into some trouble a few months before the scheduled premiere of the series re-boot on ABC this January.
Katy Perry is the only judge signed. She'll earn $25 million for the upcoming season. The show is having a difficult time signing stars for the other two spots at the judges’ table and they may be running out of time. They're very interested in Luke Bryan, but there's one big problem - money. Word is Luke is being offered $6 million plus Disney perks.
The show’s bus tour auditions ended yesterday, and taped auditions with the judges are only weeks away, but that can’t happen until more judges sign on. And if that takes too long to happen, the show risks a huge scheduling issue, since production will then have to deal with the conflict of Katy’s “Witness World Tour,” which kicks off Tuesday.