When Does American Idol 2021 Start? ABC Unveils Midseason Schedule

When does American Idol 2021 start?

When does American Idol 2021 start?

When does American Idol 2021 start? Now we have an answer! ABC announces premiere dates for its mid-season unscripted series, including American Idol and The Bachelor. January will welcome Matt James as “The Bachelor” for the  25th season of the ABC hit romance reality series. Matt will start handing out roses on Monday, Jan 4. Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Ryan Seacrest and Bobby Bones return for the 19th season  (Season 4 on ABC) of  American Idol on Sunday February 14.  

NOTE that American Idol will premiere BEFORE the Academy Awards which has, in the past, served as a launchpad for the series on ABC. Maybe the network moves American Idol to another night on April 25 when the Oscars air.

Details for scripted series premiere dates will be announced at a later time.

ABC 2021 Midseason Unscripted Schedule 

When does American Idol 2021 start?


  • 8:00-10:00 p.m. “The Bachelor” (season premiere)


  • 8:00-9:00 p.m. “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” (series premiere)
  • 9:00-10:00 p.m. “The Chase” (series premiere)
  • 10:00-11:00 p.m. “The Hustler” (series premiere)


  • 8:00-9:00 p.m. “To Tell the Truth” (season premiere)


  • 8:00-10:00 p.m. “American Idol” (season premiere)

AMERICAN IDOL (SEASON 4 ON ABC) – SUNDAY, FEB. 14 (8:00-10:00 p.m.)

When does American Idol 2021 start? American Idol, the iconic series that revolutionized the television landscape by pioneering the music competition genre, will return to airwaves for another season on the ABC Television Network. Helping determine who America will ultimately vote for to become the next singing sensation are music industry forces and superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest will return to the beloved competition series as host and radio and TV personality Bobby Bones is set to return as in-house mentor.

THE BACHELOR (SEASON 25) – MONDAY, JAN. 4 (8:00-10:00 p.m.)

After meeting Matt James as a prospective suitor for The Bachelorette, Bachelor Nation swooned when they learned he would take on the role as the lead of his own love story as the star of the momentous 25th season of ABC’s hit romance reality series “The Bachelor.” Matt is the total package. He has strong family values, a great career and has used his growing platform for good. His emerging legion of fans can’t wait to follow the 28-year-old real estate broker, entrepreneur and community organization founder on his journey to find love for the first time during this historic season.


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