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[12/22/09 - 11:10 AM]
Exclusive: FOX Expands "Idol" Premiere Week
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- FOX is giving the inaugural week of "American Idol's" new season a few extra minutes - 15 to be exact.

The show's Wednesday, January 13 installment will now run 75 minutes, pushing the launch of "Our Little Genius" to 9:15/8:15c. "Genius" however will only run for 45 minutes on said night.

The news was confirmed to the site exclusively this morning.

As previously announced, season nine of "Idol" bows on Tuesday, January 12 at 8:00/7:00c with a two-hour premiere.

To recap:

Tuesday, January 12
8:00/7:00c - "American Idol" (Two-Hour Season Premiere)

Wednesday, January 13
8:00/7:00c - "American Idol" (75-Minute Episode)
9:15/8:15c - "Our Little Genius" (45-Minute Series Premiere)

Tuesday, January 19
8:00/7:00c - "American Idol"
9:00/8:00c - "Our Little Genius" (Time Period Premiere)





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