When Does American Idol 2023 Season 21 Premiere? Find Out!

AMERICAN IDOL – ABC’s “American Idol” stars judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and host Ryan Seacrest
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ABC announced its 2023 mid-season schedule on Monday (Nov 7) including the premiere date for American Idol. Season 21 kicks off on Sunday February 19 at 8 pm ET/PT.

American Idol open calls finished on November 1. The judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and host Ryan Seacrest have completed judges round auditions in Las Vegas and New Orleans. The last stop is Nashville, sometime this month. Traditionally, the Hollywood Round takes place in December. 

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Check out the full schedule below

ABC 2022 MidSeason Schedule

THURSDAY, DEC. 15
8:00-10:00 p.m.            “Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration” (previously announced)
10:00-11:00 p.m.          “The Parent Test” (special series premiere – previously announced)

TUESDAY, JAN. 3
8:00-9:00 p.m.              “The Rookie” (new night and time)
9:00-10:00 p.m.            “The Rookie: Feds” (new time)
10:00-11:00 p.m.          “Will Trent” (series premiere)

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4
9:00-9:31 p.m.              “Abbott Elementary”
9:31-10:00 p.m.            “Home Economics”
10:00-11:00 p.m.          “Big Sky: Deadly Trails”

THURSDAY, JAN. 5
8:00-9:00 p.m.              “Celebrity Jeopardy!” (new night)
9:00-10:00 p.m.            “The Parent Test” (regular time period premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m.          “The Chase” (new night and time)

FRIDAY, JAN. 6
8:00-9:01 p.m.              “Shark Tank”

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11
8:00-8:30 p.m.              “The Conners”
8:30-9:00 p.m.              “The Goldbergs”

MONDAY, JAN. 23
8:00-10:01 p.m.            “The Bachelor” (season premiere – previously announced)
10:01-11:00 p.m.          “The Good Doctor”

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8
8:30-9:00 p.m.              “Not Dead Yet” (early series premiere)
9:31-10:00 p.m.            “Not Dead Yet” (regular time period premiere – new episode)
10:00-11:00 p.m.          “A Million Little Things” (farewell season premiere)

SUNDAY, FEB. 19
7:00-8:00 p.m.              “America’s Funniest Home Videos”
8:00-10:00 p.m.            “American Idol” (season premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m.          “The Company You Keep” (series premiere)

THURSDAY, FEB. 23
8:00-9:00 p.m.              “Station 19”
9:00-10:01 p.m.            “Grey’s Anatomy”
10:01-11:00 p.m.          “Alaska Daily”

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