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American Idol

The smash reality series showcases wannabe pop stars competing for a record deal by crooning for a panel of judges, including, most entertainingly, the acid-tongued Simon Cowell, who departed the show in 2010 after serving for nine seasons. The judges revi (more…)

Premiered: June 11, 2002

Rating: TV-PG

TV Guide Rating:(3,615 ratings)

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Rickey Smith

American Idol Alum Rickey Smith Dead at 36

Rickey Smith, who finished in eighth place on Season 2 of American Idol, was killed in a car accident in Oklahoma Thursday night, TMZ reports. He was 36. Smith's vehicle was struck head-on just outside Oklahoma City by a man who was driving the wron… Read more

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Ryan Seacrest Surprises 7-Year-Old Superfan!
02:55 — Wyatt is given a gift that he will never forget when Ryan Seacrest gives him a personal tour of the Idol set along with many other surprises.
Season 15: American Idol: Season 15 Trailer
01:54 — The 15th and final season of American Idol.
Idol Finale David Bowie Tribute
03:10 — Idol alums Phillip Phillips, Lee DeWyze, David Cook, Kris Allen, and Nick Fradiani pay tribute to the late David Bowie in a special finale medley.
Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban Perform "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around"
02:26 — Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban make the perfect duo singing "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around"!

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Kelly Clarkson Gives Birth to a Baby Boy

Remington Alexander Blackstock was born April 12

Trent Harmon
American Idol Winner Trent Harmon Has "Country Soul"

Find out what he has to say about La'Porsha's controversial comments

Ryan Seacrest, La'Porsha Renae and Trent Harmon, <em>American Idol</em>
Trent Harmon Wins Last American Idol Ever

See who came back for the series finale

Trent Harmon and La'Porsha Renae, <em>American Idol</em>
American Idol Top 2: It's Trent and La'Porsha In the Final Final

It might end up being the closest American Idol final ever

William Hung
William Hung and Brian Dunkleman Returning For American Idol Series Finale

Who else will show up?

Jennifer Lopez
J. Lo Will Perform Brand New Single on American Idol Series Finale

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  • Premiered: June 11, 2002
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: The smash reality series showcases wannabe pop stars competing for a record deal by crooning for a panel of judges, including, most entertainingly, the acid-tongued Simon Cowell, who departed the show in 2010 after serving for nine seasons. The judges revi… (more)

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