• Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 11, 2002
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11 , 12 , 13
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Summary: This is American Idol - the hit FOX musical reality series following four judges, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson (II) and Paula Abdul, along with host Ryan Seacrest around the United States in search of the next American Idol, a pop star that truly shines above all the rest. With help from the viewers, they will decide from thousands of participants who will walk away with a record deal and the fame and fortune that is sure to come along with it. American Idol began as a spinoff of Pop Idol, a U.K. series with the same general format and also featuring Simon Cowell as a judge. It has since emerged as hit series in its own right, propelling FOX to the top of television rankings, inspiring various merchandise, and launching the careers of many hit-stars. The show also lead to a short-lived spinoff with younger singers called American Juniors. The series is currently in its ninth season, featuring what the judges are describing as the best crop of new talent yet. Changes have been made to the season, with contestants allowed to play instruments during the program's famous "Hollywood Week" and a renewed focus on talent, rather than guest celebrities. This season also featured different guest judges during the audition process. These judges included Victoria Beckham, Mary J. Blige, Shania Twain, Kristin Chenoweth, Avril Lavigne, Katy Perry, Neil Patrick Harris and Joe Jonas. American Idol can generally be caught Tuesday and Wednesday nights on FOX. However, watch listings, as airings are often extended from their original broadcast times, to as much as two hours in length. You can also catch American Idol: Rewind in syndication, a program narrated by Clay Aiken, featuring the best of past seasons. American Idol is also available on DVD, and specials about the program are often seen on both TV Guide Channel and FOX Reality.
Network: FOX
Genre(s): Music
Seasons: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Cast Credit
Constantine Maroulis Sixth Place (Season 4)
Simon Cowell Judge
Ryan Seacrest Host
Paula Abdul Judge
Randy Jackson Judge
Anthony Fedorov Fourth Place (Season 4)
Aloha Mischeaux Nineteenth Place (Season 4)
Anwar Robinson Seventh Place (Season 4)
Carrie Underwood Winner (Season 4)
Celena Rae Batchelor Twentieth Place (Season 4)
Bo Bice Runner-Up (Season 4)
Janay Castine Thirteenth Place (Season 4)
Jared Yates Twenty-Third Place (Season 4)
Jessica Sierra Tenth Place (Season 4)
Judd Harris Twenty-First Place (Season 4)
Lindsey Cardinale Twelfth Place (Season 4)
Mario Vazquez Withdrawn (Season 4)
Melinda Lira Twenty-Fourth Place (Season 4)
Mikalah Gordon Eleventh Place (Season 4)
Nadia Turner Eighth Place (Season 4)
Nikko Smith Ninth Place (Season 4)
Sarah Mather Twenty-Second Place (Season 4)
Scott Savol Fifth Place (Season 4)
Travis Tucker Sixteenth Place (Season 4)
Vonzell Solomon Third Place (Season 4)
Amanda Avila Fourteenth Place (Season 4)
David Brown (III) Seventeenth Place (Season 4)
Joseph Murena Jr. Eighteenth Place (Season 4)