Savannah Guthrie interviewed Simon Cowell on Today and Cowell revealed that he will not be returning to American Idol. The singing competition is being rebooted by ABC but the judges have not been announced.
Cowell explained that he was in talks with the shows producers but he was ultimately committed to his current show America's Got Talent.
However, Cowell hinted at an American Idol reunion. He spoke of his former colleagues Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul, "I don't think there was ever any chance of me coming back on that show but with that crowd one hundred percent on something else."
Ryan Seacrest will be hosting the new Idol reboot and Cowell took a moment to throw a quick dig at Seacrest. He said, "I've got a good idea how this could work for him. He hosts the show, he judges the show, he's the only performer. And that way he gets what he wants."