Ryan Seacrest Says He 'Didn't Want to Say Goodbye' Following Cryptic American Idol Sign-Off

04/09/2016 AT 09:30 AM EDT

Sorry, American Idol fans: Host Ryan Seacrest has not yet explained his what-did-he-just-say sign-off during the Thursday series finale, leaving his last two words still hanging in the minds of a lot of viewers.

"And one more time – this is so tough – we say to you from Hollywood, goodnight America," Seacrest said. "For now."

Taking to Twitter on Friday, Seacrest, 41, said only, "I didn't want to say goodbye last night. Thank you for 15 amazing seasons #IdolFinale."

(Of course, he said basically the same thing as Thursday's comment when he signed off his exclusive PeopleStyle blog.)





But many immediately interpreted his final comment as a nod toward a relaunch of the reality juggernaut. Idol creator Simon Fuller had made similar comments to Billboard when he told the mag, "There will no doubt be another format or refinement or elevation of the format."

For more on Idol, pick up PEOPLE's The Best of American Idol collector's edition issue, on sale now.

Ryan Seacrest Says He 'Didn't Want to Say Goodbye' Following Cryptic American Idol Sign-Off| American Idol, American Idol, Ryan Seacrest

"Now I can actually revamp it and come up with a new version," Fuller said, envisioning a future series that will be a lot more digital, "a lot more interactive, a lot more immersive."



"And we can look back on 15 seasons and think of some legitimate ways to allow people to enjoy them again," he said, "maybe adding another dimension to it."

Even still, one industry insider told PEOPLE the timeline for any Idol 2.0 won't be next season: "They'll have to take some time and give at least a little space."

MORE ON: Ryan Seacrest
blog comments powered by Disqus

From Our Partners