Simon Fuller, the creator of "American Idol," has teamed up with Dick Clark to bring back "American Bandstand." Fuller, Clark and Mosaic Media Group president Allen Shapiro will executive-produce the

Simon Fuller, the creator of "American Idol," has teamed up with Dick Clark to bring back "American Bandstand." Fuller, Clark and Mosaic Media Group president Allen Shapiro will executive-produce the revived show, which is expected to have a summer 2005 launch on a U.S. network to be determined. Mosaic is a controlling shareholder in Dick Clark Productions.

"Dick Clark is the father of American music television," Fuller says in a statement, "and the prospect of the two of us working together to bring 'American Bandstand' back to all its former glory, [while] giving it a 21st century twist, is very exciting indeed."

Clark comments, "Bringing back an American tradition like 'Bandstand' has always been a dream of mine, and I can't think of a better person to partner with than Simon Fuller, whose foresight in trend-setting television shows and music will surely bring the show new luster and then some."

"American Bandstand" ran on ABC from 1957-87. The show originally launched in 1952 as a local Philadelphia series.