ABC is bringing back the trailblazing music competition series, “American Idol.” One of television’s most successful and recognized music competition series, “Idol” searches every corner of the nation in its pursuit for talent. “American Idol”’s profound effect on the music industry is far-reaching and continually growing, launching the careers of superstars Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Katharine McPhee, Adam Lambert and Chris Daughtry, among many others. At its new home on ABC, “American Idol’s” star-studded panel of judges, along with viewers at home, will have the chance to help select America’s next great singing sensation. (Walt Disney World/David Roark) RUBEN STUDDARD

Ruben Studdard next to the “American Idol” Bus (Walt Disney World/David Roark)

*Planned auditions in Texas for ABC’s upcoming reboot of “American Idol” have been called off in the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation.

The show announced that the “Idol” bus scheduled to arrive in the state for auditions in Houston on Saturday and San Antonio on Monday has been cancelled. “The safety of the community is of the utmost importance and our thoughts go out to all of those affected,” read a statement from the show’s producers.

Those still interested in auditioning are encouraged to either travel to scheduled stops in Louisiana or apply online.

The ABC relaunch of the show is slated to kick off next year with longtime host Ryan Seacrest returning, and Katy Perry as one of the judges. Other judges have yet to be announced.