American Idol Episodes

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American Idol Season 1 episodes

American Idol: The Search for a Superstar Season 1, Episode 25

The votes are in, so it's time to name the winner of a $1 million record deal in the talent show's finale. Brian Dunkleman and Ryan Seacrest host at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. read more

American Idol: The Search for a Superstar Season 1, Episode 24

The two finalists perform as the showdown for a $1 million record deal enters the homestretch. Hosts: Brian Dunkleman and Ryan Seacrest. read more

American Idol: The Search for a Superstar Season 1, Episode 23

Three becomes two, as the votes decide which pair should prepare for the final sing-off. Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman host. read more

American Idol: The Search for a Superstar Season 1, Episode 22

The three remaining finalists perform. Brian Dunkleman and Ryan Seacrest host. read more

American Idol: The Search for a Superstar Season 1, Episode 21

The votes are in, and one of the final four is out. read more

American Idol: The Search for a Superstar Season 1, Episode 20

The final four singers perform and the judges weigh in on their chances of making the top three. Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman host. read more

American Idol: The Search for a Superstar Season 1, Episode 19

And then there were four. read more

American Idol: The Search for a Superstar Season 1, Episode 18

The five singers left standing perform for a spot in the final four. Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman host. read more

American Idol: The Search for a Superstar Season 1, Episode 17

Simon and his fellow judges have their say as the six hopefuls are trimmed to five. Brian Dunkleman and Ryan Seacrest host. read more

American Idol: The Search for a Superstar Season 1, Episode 16

Six finalists remain. read more

American Idol: The Search for a Superstar Season 1, Episode 15

The results of the voting poll are revealed and one of the seven hopefuls is sent packing. Judges include Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell. read more

American Idol: The Search for a Superstar Season 1, Episode 14

The seven remaining finalists perform. Brian Dunkleman and Ryan Seacrest host. read more

American Idol: The Search for a Superstar Season 1, Episode 13

One of the eight remaining finalists is voted off based on viewer calls. Judges include Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell. read more

American Idol: The Search for a Superstar Season 1, Episode 12

The eight remaining finalists perform. Brian Hosts: Dunkleman and Ryan Seacrest. read more

American Idol: The Search for a Superstar Season 1, Episode 11

Two of the 10 finalists are cut from the competition. Hosted by Brian Dunkleman and Ryan Seacrest. read more

American Idol: The Search for a Superstar Season 1, Episode 10

The 10 finalists perform in a 90-minute edition. Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson are the judges. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman. read more

American Idol: The Search for a Superstar Season 1, Episode 9

A handful of runners-up vie for the coveted 10th “Wild Card” spot among the finalists, to be selected by judges Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell during the hour's live conclusion. Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman host. read more

American Idol: The Search for a Superstar Season 1, Episode 8

The winners of round three are announced. Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman host. read more

American Idol: The Search for a Superstar Season 1, Episode 7

The third set of 10 finalists performs for judges Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman. read more

American Idol: The Search for a Superstar Season 1, Episode 6

The top three vote-getting singers from Round 2 are announced. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman. read more

American Idol: The Search for a Superstar Season 1, Episode 5

The second set of finalists perform. Judges include Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman. read more

American Idol: The Search for a Superstar Season 1, Episode 4

Three winners from the first round of 10 finalists are named. Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman host. read more

American Idol: The Search for a Superstar Season 1, Episode 3

The first set of 10 finalists from the top 100 perform. Judges include Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson. Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman host. read more

American Idol: The Search for a Superstar Season 1, Episode 2

The results of the first phone-in vote are revealed as half of the top 100 finalists are sent on their way. Hosted by Brian Dunkleman and Ryan Seacrest. read more

American Idol: The Search for a Superstar Season 1, Episode 1

The top 100 winners from national tryouts arrive in Hollywood to perform for judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman. read more

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Premiered: June 11, 2002, on FOX
Rating: TV-PG
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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 review a performer's talent (or lack thereof), and at-home viewers then vote for their favorite potential star. The show helped launch the careers of such artists as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Adam Lambert.

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