There hasn’t been a ton of advance buzz about this, but American Idol Rewind’s new season, featuring Season 3 and 4 premiers this weekend. You’ll have to check your local listing for the time and channel. In my market, it’s running on the My TV network, some crappy channel hardly anyone watches. The TV guide channel will air encore episodes the Friday after the show’s initial run. I couldn’t find any information about the current season on Idol’s official website. Hm.
Anyway, I’m a little disappointed that both Season 3 and 4 will be covered in one season. Yeah, I know Season 3 isn’t a favorite, but it spawned some successful contestants, Jennifer Hudson, of course and Fantasia whose success on Broadway (Color Purple) not to mention the R&B charts (her single “When I See U” hit #1) are nothing to sneeze at.
The first Episode is “New York Auditions”, and I’m assuming that’s Season 3. I’m going to try and catch the encore on the TV Guide channel (8 pm), despite the fact that annoying program guide crawl at the bottom of the screen drives me wack. The next episode, premiering next weekend, is the “Atlanta Auditions”.