Bobby Bones, who been MIA from American Idol Season 20 promos thus far, has confirmed that his four-year run as the reality-TV juggernaut’s in-house mentor has come to an end.
“My contract with my new network won’t let me do another show right now,” Bones somewhat-cryptically shared during a recent Instagram AMA. “Love Idol, BTW. Was a great 4 years.”
Bones shared zero details on his new commitment (“The network hasn’t even announced the show yet”), other than to say, “As soon as I can say [why I was in Costa Rica], I will…. But it’s a really good show.”
Bones this Friday night co-hosted CBS’ New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash, with ET‘s Rachel Smith.
American Idol launches its milestone 20th season (and fifth on ABC) on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 8/7c.
Ready for some more recent newsy nuggets? Well…
* Real Time With Bill Maher will return for Season 20 on Friday, Jan. 21 at 10/9c on HBO.
* Peacock’s six-part sports documentary Joe Montana: Cool Under Pressure will debut its first two episodes on Thursday, Jan. 6. Watch a trailer here.
* Netflix has released a trailer for Queer Eye Season 6, premiering Friday, Dec. 31:
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