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 review a performer's talent (or lack thereof), and at-home viewers then vote for their favorite potenti (more…)

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Make American Idol Great Again: 6 Tips to Help the Reboot Sing

American Idol, back from the dead and already fighting The Voice with megastar Katy Perry, may end up being the reboot we didn't know we needed rather than what it is now: the reboot fans aren't sure they want. Though Idol's (faux) final season ratin… Read more

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American Idol: Chris Daughtry Interview
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American Idol: Kelly Clarkson Intv
02:16 — See what original American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson is up to these days.|American Idol|Kelly Clarkson|Sanjaya Malakar
American Idol: Antonella Barba Intv
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American Idol: Jennifer Hudson Interview
01:49 — From an Idol reject to an Academy Award winner - see what Jennifer Hudson's been up to since appearing on American Idol.|American Idol|Jennifer Hudson (more…)

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Katy Perry Confirmed as American Idol Judge

The pop superstar will take a seat on the ABC revival

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ABC Boss Promises Format Changes for American Idol

"This is going to be ABC's version of American Idol, so we are very excited."

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Chris Daughtry Reportedly Joins American Idol as a Judge

The Season 5 alum is returning to where he began

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Fox Slams ABC's American Idol Revival as "Extremely Fraudulent"

Fox execs aren't biting their tongue

Katy Perry
Katy Perry May Be Joining ABC's American Idol

Comin' at ya like a dark horse

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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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