Breaking: Updated American Idol Schedule through March

I’ve just received some information about the American Idol schedule through the end of March.   There have been some changes worth noting.

  • The results shows will be an hour long, and will begin airing at 9/8c pm as of February 18 (First week of the semi-finals). The Fox show Lie to Me moves to 8/7c pm.
  • The Tuesday night shows will be two-hours long, beginning February 18 ( First 12 semi-finalists perform)   Through March 24   (Top 10 Perform).
  • The Tuesday night show cuts back to 1 hour on March 31 (Top 9 Perform)
  • Sorry Fringe fans, the show will be pre-empted for 3 weeks during March to accommodate the 2 hour Idol performance episodes. It will be back on the schedule at 9/8c pm, March 31.

The remaining audition episodes (including next week’s extra Thursday episode), and the Hollywood Round episodes are an hour long, and begin at 8/7c pm.   The Top 36 reveal, scheduled for February 11 is a 2 hour episode.

Another hour-long 8 pm Thursday episode–the Wild Card-Top 12 reveal–is scheduled for March 5.

Check out the updated schedule HERE, or after the JUMP…

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