When Does American Idol 2019 Start? Full Season 17 Schedule (UPDATED 4/12)

American Idol is returning to The ABC Television Network for the 2018-2019 season. (ABC/Josh Vertucci) LIONEL RICHIE, RYAN SEACREST, KATY PERRY, LUKE BRYAN

Check out the FULL American Idol 2019/season 17 schedule below, which will feature Sunday AND Monday shows, just like last season.  The competition returns to ABC on Sunday March 3 featuring judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan, in addition to host Ryan Seacrest. Good news! American Idol 2019 is one week longer than 2018’s season 16. 

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UPDATE: American Idol sent out a press release clarifying the schedule. Also, TheIdolPad.com claims there are mistakes in the schedule posted by GoldDerby, so we are starting from scratch here. Stand by for updates.

UPDATE: TheIdolPad.com fills out the rest of the schedule. SUBJECT TO CHANGE as always.

UPDATE: American Idol goes LIVE coast to coast beginning Monday April 15 though to the May 19 Finale.  No Monday grand finale. 

UPDATE: An American Idol episode is scheduled for Monday April 22 that is not taped in front of a studio audience. My guess? ABC is filling a hole in the schedule with a clip show. (UPDATE: Clip show confirmed! It’s an “American Idol: Meet Your Finalists” special.)

The rest of ABC’s Monday 8-10 spring schedule goes like this: 

Monday April 29 – Queen + Adam Lambert special.
Monday May 6 –  Bachelorette reunion special
Monday May 13 – The Bachelorette premieres (and airs into the summer…) 

American Idol 2019 – Season 17 Schedule

Sunday March 3 – Auditions  (8-10 ET/PT)

WEDNESDAY March 6 – Auditions  (8-10 ET/PT)

Sunday March 10 – Auditions (8-10 ET/PT)

Sunday March 17 – Auditions (8-10 ET/PT)
Monday March 18 – Auditions (8-10 ET/PT)

Sunday March 24 –  Hollywood Part 1 (8-10 ET/PT)
Monday March 25 – Hollywood Part 2 (8-10 ET/PT)

Sunday March 31 – Top 40 Showcase Round/Green Mile (8-11 ET/PT)
Monday April 1 – Top 20 Groups Solo Performances (8-10 ET/PT)

Sunday April 7 – Top 20 Group 1 Celebrity Duets and Results (8-10 ET/PT)
Monday April 8 – Top 20 Group 2 Celebrity Duets and Results (8-10 ET/PT) (Bobby Bones serves as guest host for an absent Ryan Seacrest)

Sunday April 14 – Top 14 Performances  (8-10 ET/PT) (Taped on Friday April 12 in front of a studio audience)
Monday April 15 – Top 10 Reveal: Top 14 Wildcard performances and Top 10 Results (FIRST LIVE EPISODE) (8-10 ET/PT)

Sunday April 21 – Top 10 Performances and Results  (DISNEY NIGHT) (LIVE coast to coast) (8-10 pm ET 5-7 PT)
Monday April 22 – American Idol: Meet Your Finalists (Clip show) (8-10 pm ET/PT)

Sunday April 28 – Top 8 Performances and Results (LIVE coast to coast) (8-10 pm ET 5-7 PT)

Sunday May 5 – Top 6 Performances and Results (LIVE coast to coast) (8-10 pm ET 5-7 PT)

Sunday May 12 – Top 4 Performances and Results (LIVE coast to coast) (8-10 pm ET 5-7 PT)

Sunday May 19 – Finale Winner Crowned (3 HOURS LIVE coast to coast) (8-11 pm ET 5-8 PT)

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