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AMERICAN IDOL
Air Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on FOX
Episode Title: (ID-1301/02) "Auditions #1 - Boston/Austin"
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15

**TWO-HOUR SEASON PREMIERE, PART ONE** - "AMERICAN IDOL XIII" - (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p- Dolby Digital 5.1

LET THE FUN BEGIN! "AMERICAN IDOL XIII" RETURNS FOR AN ALL-NEW SEASON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, ON FOX

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

Everyone's favorite singing competition returns for its highly anticipated 13th season with a new dream team judging panel, new contestants and the best and worst of auditions. Host Ryan Seacrest and judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr., travel across the country to Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Detroit, Omaha, Salt Lake City and San Francisco where the good, the bad and the outrageous audition 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 from Boston and Austin that everyone will be talking about the next day in the all-new "Auditions #1" Season Premiere, Part One episode of AMERICAN IDOL XIII airing Wednesday, Jan. 15 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (ID-1301/02) (TV-PG D, L)

Host: Ryan Seacrest

Judges: Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, Harry Connick, Jr.

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AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
Returns Wednesday, January 7
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/11/02 - ???
STATUS:
returning this winter (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
14 (37 episodes)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
DESCRIPTION:
(from FOX's press release, November 2014) AMERICAN IDOL XIV returns with a special, two-night, three-hour premiere event Wednesday, Jan. 7 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, Jan. 8 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Featuring host Ryan Seacrest and judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr., the fun starts when the competition launches its search for America's next superstar with auditions from Kansas City, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, New York and San Francisco.
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