Fox has added more hours to the Season 9 American Idol scheudule
Not only will the Top 12 be a two hour show, but also the Top 11, Top 10 and Top 9. That’s two hours of Idol on March 16, March 23, March 30 and April 6.
In the days of the 3 judge panel, typically, the Top 12 and Top 11 performance shows ran 2 hours. Idol’s running time would drop down to 90 minutes for the Top 10 and then down to a reasonable hour-long show for the Top 9.
But after Kara was added as judge last year, the Idol had chronic problems ending on time. My solution would be to force the judges to STFU. But, NO. Instead, the producers indulge the panel, offering bloated performance shows as the solution. Bah.
Check out my revised Idol schedule right HERE.