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AMERICAN IDOL
Air Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on FOX
Episode Title: (ID-1201/02) "Auditions #1"
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16

**TWO-HOUR SEASON PREMIERE, PART 1** - "AMERICAN IDOL" - (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-In Stereo

EVERYONE DREAMS. IDOL DELIVERS. "AMERICAN IDOL" RETURNS FOR AN ALL-NEW SEASON WITH NEW JUDGES WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, ON FOX

Part Two of the Two-Night Season Premiere Event Airs Tomorrow

Everyone's favorite singing competition returns for its highly anticipated 12th season with a brand new superstar judging panel, new contestants and the best and worst of auditions. Host Ryan Seacrest and judges Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban traveled across the country to New York City, Chicago, Charlotte, Baton Rouge, San Antonio, Oklahoma City and Long Beach, CA, where the good, the bad and the outrageous auditioned for their shot at stardom. This season promises to deliver the most talented group of singers yet and as always, it's up to the viewers to root and vote for their favorite contestants, ultimately crowning the next AMERICAN IDOL. Don't miss the auditions that everyone will be talking about the next day in the "Auditions #1" episode of AMERICAN IDOL premiering Wednesday, Jan. 16 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (ID-1201/2) (TV-14 D, L)

Host: Ryan Seacrest

Judges: Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban

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AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
Returns in TBA 2015 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/11/02 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2014/2015 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
14 (37 episodes)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2014-15 season (the show's 14th) on 5/7/14; confirmed as 37 hours on 5/12/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from FOX's press release, May 2014) AMERICAN IDOL begins its 14th season nationwide search for the best undiscovered talent in the country in Minneapolis, MN, on Wednesday, June 18. The search for the next singing superstar continues in New Orleans, on Wednesday, June 25; Uniondale, NY, on Wednesday, July 23; Nashville, TN, on Wednesday, July 30; and San Francisco, CA, on Monday, Sept. 29. Some of the biggest names in the music industry have started on the IDOL stage and there now are more ways to audition! Once again, auditioners can submit online at www.americanidol.com beginning today through Tuesday, July 1, 2014, and later this year, AMERICAN IDOL XIV will be headed out on the annual "AMERICAN IDOL Audition Bus Tour." Cities to be visited include Portland, OR; Portland, ME; Reno, NV; Columbus, OH; Albuquerque, NM; Amarillo, TX; Myrtle Beach, SC; Branson, MO; Tallahassee, FL; Richmond, VA and Kansas City, MO. More details to be announced.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Harry Connick, Jr. as Judge (Season 13- )
· Jennifer Lopez as Judge (Season 10-11, 13- )
· Keith Urban as Judge (Season 12- )
· Ryan Seacrest as Host
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Brian Dunkleman as Host (Season 1)
· Ellen DeGeneres as Judge (Season 9)
· Kara DioGuardi as Judge (Season 8-9)
· Mariah Carey as Judge (Season 12)
· Nicki Minaj as Judge (Season 12)
· Paula Abdul as Judge (Season 1-8)
· Randy Jackson as Judge (Season 1-12)
· Simon Cowell as Judge (Season 1-9)
· Steven Tyler as Judge (Season 10-11)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Cecile Frot-Coutaz as EP
· Evan Prager as EP
· Jesse Ignjatovic as EP
· Per Blankens as EP
· Simon Fuller as CRTR/EP
· Trish Kinane as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 19 Entertainment
· FremantleMedia North America