With talk of an "American Idol" reboot getting more serious, Seacrest discussed the possibility of returning as host of the reality singing competition series with his "Live" co-host, Kelly Ripa during their show Monday. She brought up reports that ABC made an offer to buy "Idol," and he indicated an announcement seems "very close" to being made. However, whether or not Seacrest will be at the mic again remains to be seen.
"I don't know about that part yet," he said. "We haven't gotten that far."
Ripa, his self-described "original fan," was giddy over the prospect of her co-host doing more "Idol." She encouraged him to make it work, and even volunteered to help make it easier for him to do two TV shows.
"I'm going to start a prayer circle," she said.
She may not want to get too excited, though; "Idol" filmed in Los Angeles in the later rounds, while "Live" shoots in New York City. As much as Seacrest seems to like staying busy, that might be too much for even him to deal with.
Still, he did seem at least interested in the possibility. He shared that he called ABC after hearing the reports.
"Well, I said, 'That's kind of good to know, since I work here,'" Seacrest told Ripa.
Seacrest ... in?