Luke Bryan has signed on to be a judge on ABC’s reboot of American Idol. The A.V. Club reports that Bryan booked the gig after it became evident Lionel Richie would “no longer be in the running.” It was previously reported that Charlie Puth was also being considered, but he now appears to be out as well. It’s believed the network is still looking for a third judge. In addition to new judges Perry and Bryan, original host Ryan Seacrest will return for the reboot, which is set to premiere in March.
Auditions started in August in Florida.