Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi, Ryan Seacrest, Ellen DeGeneres and Simon Cowell
The top 24 is coming in pieces this year.
Instead of announcing the complete group of semifinalists on Wednesday's show, American Idol will reveal some of the chosen few in a two-hour episode Tuesday.
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The Ellen DeGeneres Show - Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres' Emmy-winning syndicated talk show has been renewed for three years, the TV distribution arm of Warner Bros. announced on Wednesday.
Ratings: Ellen gives Idol a boost; Lost takes a dip
"I'm so excited to sign on for three more years at NBC," said DeGeneres, who has taken on the additional job of American Idol judge. "They were the ones that believed in my show from day one. So, I'm thrilled to know I'll be here 'til...
Ellen DeGeneres' debut behind American Idol's judging table lifted the Fox hit's numbers as it remained Tuesday's most-watched program.
Idol's first night of Hollywood Week drew 27.7 million viewers, climbing 12 percent in the adults-18-to-49 demographic from the previous week and 4 percent in total viewers from Season 8's first night of Hollywood Week. Placing second at 8/7c was NCIS (19.7 million viewers), which took a small dip. NBC's Biggest Loser struggled against the tough competition in the first hour, but improved greatly in its second...
After a month of guest judges, including Neil Patrick Harris and Kristin Chenoweth, Ellen DeGeneres permanently joins the judges table on American Idol.
Ellen DeGeneres newest American Idol judge
In September, she announced that she'd be joining the hit Fox show, and said she'd be a great judge "because I've spent my whole life being judged. So I know what it's like."
DeGeneres on Idol: I'll be a good judge because I've always been judged
Still, it looks like all you need to do to get through to the live competition is tell Ellen you love her. Check out her debut in the clip below and offer your thoughts on Ellen being a judge:
The producers of American Idol won't have to search long and hard to find Simon Cowell's replacement: Stars are already clamoring for the chance to sit in the not-yet-vacated seat, says Idol creator Simon Fuller.
Simon Cowell leaving Idol, launching X-Factor
"A day doesn't pass that I don't get a ...
Ellen Degeneres, Simon Cowell
Ellen DeGeneres is already passing judgment on someone on American Idol — Simon Cowell.
"I think he's mean and I think he says things in an insensitive way and I don't think that's the way ...
American Idol - American Idol, Randy Jackson, Ellen Degeneres, Simon Cowell, Ryan Seacrest and Kara DioGuardi
Fox has released the first photos of an Idol-fied Ellen DeGeneres, and she looks like she couldn't be happier about her new gig.
Fox ordering three more seasons of Idol
In the group shot, the 51-year-old daytime talk host, who will fill the chair of departed American Idol judge Paula Abdul, strikes a pose ...
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Simon Cowell will leave American Idol, his brother says
Fox announced that the ninth season, slated to begin Jan. 12 with a two-night premiere, will begin with auditions in Boston and Atlanta. Filling Abdul's chair during the auditions across the country are guest judges including ...
Kara DioGuardi and Ellen DeGeneres
American Idol comes back in January, and judge Kara DioGuardi says there is some important prep work necessary before Season 9 starts: bonding time!
DioGuardi said she plans on spending some quality time with...
American Idol first-season runner-up Justin Guarini is used to pressure.
He's performed on one of America's biggest stages on American Idol and deals with the demands of live TV on a regular basis as co-host of Idol Tonight and Idol Wrap for the TV Guide Network. This weekend, Guarini will face a very different kind of pressure when he walks down the aisle Saturday to marry girlfriend Reina Capodici.
Guarini, 30, talked to TVGuide.com about his upcoming nuptials, brushing off the thought of pre-wedding jitters. "The only thing I'm a little nervous about is...