American Idol 2019 Two Part Premiere to Air Sunday/Wednesday (VIDEO)

AMERICAN IDOL - ABC's "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest with judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

A new press release from ABC outlines how the American Idol 2019 schedule will look, at least for the first weeks/Monday episodes. Notable: American Idol will air a BRAND NEW EPISODE during premiere week on Wednesday March 6. The weird schedule is due to The Bachelor taking up Monday real estate on the network until March 11. Check out the ABC announcement below.

American Idol 2019 Schedule: See the Update

Last summer, the American Idol bus visited 24 cities across the nation in search of a superstar. As previously announced, viewers at home will be able to follow the inspiring journey starting SUNDAY, MARCH  3 (8:00–10:01 p.m. EST), on ABC, when the first crop of Idol hopefuls audition for their shot at a ticket to Hollywood.

The cross-country audition tour will move forward with an all-new episode on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), rounding out a talent-filled premiere week. New episodes will continue on Sunday, starting MARCH 10 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), and adds Mondays for five consecutive weeks, starting MARCH 18 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT).

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American Idol is returning to The ABC Television Network after first making its return to airwaves as the No. 1 reality show launch for its inaugural season on the network during the 2017–2018 season. Helping to find the next singing sensation are music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Ryan Seacrest will also return as host, and famed multimedia personality Bobby Bones will take on the role of in-house mentor.

In the premiere episode, viewers will embark on a nation-wide journey starting with the shows’ judge auditions in Louisville, Kentucky; Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Los Angeles, California; New York, New York; and Denver, Colorado, where aspiring singers will see if they have what it takes to earn a coveted golden ticket to Hollywood.

Greetings from Coeur d’Alene!

American Idol is produced by Fremantle and Industrial Media’s 19 Entertainment. Executive producers include Fremantle’s Trish Kinane, also serving as showrunner, Jennifer Mullin, Megan Wolflick and Industrial Media’s Chris Anokute.  Fremantle distributes the series worldwide.

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