American Idol and Glee Schedules – Full Schedules (Tuesday Idol Final!)

I’ve got some interesting scheduling tidbits for American Idol and Glee.  Many of you have been asking about the 30 minute American Idol results show. Yes, it’s coming!  Half-hour results shows begin at the Top 9, on March 27, to make way for 8 episodes of the comedy, Surviving Jack.  Keep in mind, if the show bombs in the ratings, we could be back to 60 minute results, sooner rather than later.

And it looks like, according to the schedule posted at Futon Critic, that the final and finale will air on TUESDAY May 20 and Wednesday May 21. The finale ran Tues/Wed in Season 11, too, if you recall.  The reasoning here could be that Nielsen May sweeps end on May 21.

Lastly, counting backwards, it looks like the producers, like last season, have an extra week scheduled in case The Save is used. In which case, there will be no need for a double elimination.  Or if The Save isn’t used by the time it expires at Top 6, like last year, there will be a non-elimination week.

UPDATED: FOX announced today that the Idol Results show will move to 9 pm on March 13.  Surviving Jack will premiere on March 27 at 9:30 pm.

5/21/14 (We.) 8:00 PM FOX LIVE Season Finale, Part 2 – Winner Announced
5/20/14 (Tu.) 8:00 PM FOX LIVE Season Finale, Part 1 – Final 2 Perform
5/15/14 (Th.) 8:00 9:00PM FOX TBA
5/14/14 (We.) 8:00 PM FOX TBA
5/8/14 (Th.) 8:00 9:00 PM FOX TBA
5/7/14 (We.) 8:00 PM FOX TBA
5/1/14 (Th.) 8:00 9:00 PM FOX TBA
4/30/14 (We.) 8:00 PM FOX TBA
4/24/14 (Th.) 8:00 9:00 PM FOX TBA
4/23/14 (We.) 8:00 PM FOX TBA
4/17/14 (Th.) 8:00 9:00 PM FOX TBA
4/16/14 (We.) 8:00 PM FOX TBA
4/10/14 (Th.) 8:00 9:00 PM FOX TBA
4/9/14 (We.) 8:00 PM FOX TBA
4/3/14 (Th.) 8:00 9:00 PM FOX TBA
4/2/14 (We.) 8:00 PM FOX TBA
3/27/14 (Th.) 8:00 9:00 PM FOX Half-Hour Results Shows Begin
3/26/14 (We.) 8:00 PM FOX TBA
3/20/14 (Th.) 8:00 9:00 PM FOX TBA
3/19/14 (We.) 8:00 PM FOX TBA
3/13/14 (Th.) 8:00 9:00 PM FOX (ID-1325/26A) Results Show
3/12/14 (We.) 8:00 PM FOX (ID-1325/26) 11 Finalists Perform
3/6/14 (Th.) 8:00 PM FOX (ID2-1323/24A) Results Show
3/5/14 (We.) 8:00 PM FOX (ID-1323/24) 12 Finalists Perform

The American Idol schedule brings up some interesting questions about Glee.

My Glee spoiler source told me that the season would be shortened to 19 episodes. When I reported this bit of news on tumblr, it upset folks counting on a full season. Some contacted  “experts” like Mike Ausiello of TV Line, who assured fans that Glee would have the regular 22 episode order.

HOWEVER, in this new episode schedule from FoxFast, the PR site for Twentieth Century FOX studios, TWO episodes are gone from the list.  Episode 20 airs on Tuesday, May 13. The following Tuesday is the American Idol final performance show.  It looks like the season may be cut a bit short after all. Although, it is possible the two remaining episodes could air on May 27th, or later.  Glee bled into the summer its first season, ending some time in June. It could happen again. But it’s interesting that episode 21 and 22 aren’t even listed on the schedule.  Futon Critic only has 20 episodes listed as well.

More will be revealed, I’m sure.

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