"AMERICAN IDOL" RETURNS FOR SEASON FIVE!
TWO-PART SEASON PREMIERE BEGINS WITH
SPECIAL TWO-HOUR EPISODE TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, ON FOX
Part 2 of the Series Premiere Airs January 18
The most-watched show on television returns for its fifth season with all-new contestants and the best and worst of auditions around the country. AMERICAN IDOL begins its search for the next singing superstar in Chicago, IL. Don't miss the auditions everyone will be talking about the next day, as AMERICAN IDOL premieres with an original two-hour episode on Tuesday, Jan. 17 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (ID-501/502) (TV-PG L)
Host: Ryan Seacrest
Judges: Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson
[EDITOR'S NOTE: HOUSE is preempted this night.]