American Idol Expands Results Show to One Hour

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“American Idol” will expand the weekly results shows to one hour beginning Wednesday, March 12 (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on Fox. During the results shows, America’s votes will be announced and the contestant with the lowest number of votes will be eliminated from the competition. The remaining safe finalists will perform live on the “Idol” stage the following Tuesday.

As previously announced, “Idol Gives Back” will air Wednesday, April 9 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Therefore, a special one-time-only Thursday results show will air Thursday, April 10 (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on Fox. One contestant will be sent home and the remaining Top 5 contestants will continue on to perform the following week.

“American Idol” is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, founder of 19 Entertainment; and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; Nigel Lythgoe, President, 19 Television; and Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.

In related news, “The Return of Jezebel James” previously scheduled to preview Wednesday, March 12 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) and premiere Friday, March 14 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) will now have a special one-hour premiere Friday, March 14 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on Fox.

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