or


· AMERICAN IDOL: SEASON 6 FINALE PERFORMANCE SHOW - THE TOP 2
(released: 5/13/08)
· AMERICAN IDOL: BEST & WORST OF SEASONS 1-4, THE
(released: 11/22/05)
· AMERICAN IDOL: BEST OF SEASONS 1-4, THE
(released: 11/22/05)
· AMERICAN IDOL: WORST OF SEASONS 1-4, THE
(released: 11/22/05)
· AMERICAN IDOL: SEARCH FOR A SUPERSTAR, THE
(released: 10/15/02)






AMERICAN IDOL (ABC)
Returns in Midseason 2018 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/11/02 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2017/2018 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
16 (??? episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2017-18 season (the show's 16th by abc) on 5/9/17
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2017) ABC is bringing back "American Idol." The network, along with producers FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, will revive television's most successful and recognized music competition series for the 2017-2018 season, bringing back the fan-favorite and making more dreams come true. A host and judges will be announced at a later time. "American Idol"'s profound effect on the music industry is far-reaching and continually growing, launching the careers of superstars Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Katharine McPhee, Adam Lambert and Chris Daughtry, among many others. "American Idol" contestants have sold more than 60 million albums, resulting in more than 80 Platinum records and 95 Gold records. Its participants have generated more than 450 Billboard No. 1 hits and sold more than 260 million digital downloads.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Katy Perry as Judge (Season 16- )
· Ryan Seacrest as Host
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Brian Dunkleman as Host (Season 1)
· Ellen DeGeneres as Judge (Season 9)
· Harry Connick, Jr. as Judge (Season 13-15)
· Jennifer Lopez as Judge (Season 10-11, 13-15)
· Kara DioGuardi as Judge (Season 8-9)
· Keith Urban as Judge (Season 12-15)
· 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:
· Jennifer Mullin as EP
· Trish Kinane as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 19 Entertainment
· FremantleMedia North America