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American Idol Returns on January 13th December 16, 2008 4:31 pm

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foxlogo-514Fox has announced that the eighth season of American Idol will premiere on January 13th. The eighth season will kick off with three weeks of audition episodes.

Read the complete press release after the jump.

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“American Idol” Adds Kara DioGuardi As Fourth Judge August 25, 2008 2:45 pm

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Fox has announced that grammy-nominated songwriter Kara DioGuardi has joined American Idol has a fourth judge, sitting alongside Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson on the upcoming eighth season of the show that peremieres on Fox in January 2009.

“We are turning the heat up on ‘Idol’ this year and are thrilled to welcome Kara to the judges’ table,” said creator and executive producer Simon Fuller. “She is a smart, sassy lady, and one of America’s most successful songwriters. We know she will bring a new level of energy and excitement to the show.”

The full press release follows after the jump.

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“Idol Gives Back” Lineup Revealed March 6, 2008 10:57 pm

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Last week I reported on a brief list of the celebrities planned for this year’s Idol Gives Back, but we now have a more complete list courtesy Fox.

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Partial Guests/Talent For This Year’s “Idol Gives Back” Revealed February 29, 2008 12:26 am

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During Thursday night’s elimination episode, host Ryan Seacrest announced a short list (presumably incomplete) of the guests/talent that’ll be on this year’s Idol Gives Back.

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“American Idol” Schedule Announced December 22, 2007 1:27 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in 2007/2008 TV Season, American Idol, Fox, Music, News, Television.
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Fox has announced the return dates and schedule for their new season of American Idol.  The show will begin back-to-back on January 15 and January 16.

Full details follow after the jump.

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Fox to Host Another “Idol Gives Back” December 14, 2007 12:12 pm

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After a tremendous result last season, which raised $75 million, Fox will once again host Idol Gives Back. The two-hour concert and fundraiser will air Wednesday, April 9 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. on the network.

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“Idol Gives Back” Event Generates $60 Million April 26, 2007 9:20 pm

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Donations on last nights Idol Gives Back two-hour American Idol special have topped $60 million.
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Tony Bennett on American Idol March 29, 2007 2:37 pm

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Fox confirmed today via press release that next week’s guest star will be Tony Bennett.

Bennett will help the nine remaining finalists (Chris Sligh was eliminated on Wednesday) on Tuesday’s show (April 3) and he will perform live the following evening during the results show.

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Gwen Stefani on American Idol March 22, 2007 7:53 pm

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A few weeks back, Fox announced guest stars to be on the hit reality singing competition show.  So far this season, Diana Ross, Peter Noone and Lulu have guested.  Next week, March 27-28, Grammy award-winning artist Gwen Stefani will be the featured guest.

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Guest Stars Announced for American Idol February 26, 2007 5:36 pm

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Fox has announced a list of guest stars that will appear on this year’s edition of American Idol.

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Fox Plans For ‘Idol’ Lead-Outs January 19, 2007 6:40 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in 'Til Death, American Idol, Fox, Music, News, Television, The Wedding Bells.
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Almost as important to Fox as the ratings performance of American Idol, are the performance of the shows the network programs to air out of it.

Fox announced today plans to use the reality show to help the debut of the new David E. Kellye drama The Wedding Bells as well as its struggling sitcom ‘Til Death, and perhaps even a few other shows yet to be launched.

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