'American Idol' Returns Tuesday, January 12

The wait is almost over for the return of television's No. 1 show! AMERICAN IDOL is set to return for its much-anticipated ninth season with a two-night premiere featuring extraordinary talent and outrageous new auditions from Boston Tuesday, Jan. 12 (8:00PM ET) and Atlanta Wednesday, Jan. 13 (8:00PM ET) on FOX.

After the two-night premiere, auditions will continue for three weeks starting with the Chicago auditions on Tuesday, Jan. 19 (8:00 PM ET) and continuing from Orlando on Wednesday, Jan. 20 (8:00PM ET). Then, Dallas auditions will air Tuesday, Jan. 26 (8:00PM ET); Los Angeles on Wednesday, Jan. 27 (9:00PM ET); Denver on Tuesday, Feb. 2 (8:00PM ET); and "The Road to Hollywood" auditions on Wednesday, Feb. 3 (9:00PM ET).

This season on AMERICAN IDOL, Ryan Seacrest hosts, and Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi will be joined by rotating guest judges Victoria Beckham, Mary J. Blige, Kristin Chenoweth, Neil Patrick Harris, Joe Jonas, Avril Lavigne, Katy Perry and Shania Twain who will help select the hopefuls worthy of the "Golden Ticket" to Hollywood.

The "Hollywood Round" episodes will air Tuesday, Feb. 9 (8:00PM ET); Wednesday, Feb. 10 (9:00PM ET); and Tuesday, Feb. 16 (8:00PM ET). On Wednesday, Feb. 17 (9:00PM ET), dreams come true for 24 contestants, as Simon, Randy, Kara and Ellen announce the Top 12 male and Top 12 female semifinalists.

Read more for a full schedule list:
  • Tuesday, Jan. 12 (8:00-10:00 PM) Season Premiere, Part 1 Boston Auditions Episode
  • Wednesday, Jan. 13 (8:00-9:15 PM) Season Premiere, Part 2 Atlanta Auditions Episode
  • Tuesday, Jan. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM) Chicago Auditions Episode
  • Wednesday, Jan. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM) Orlando Auditions Episode
  • Tuesday, Jan. 26 (8:00-9:00 PM) Dallas Auditions Episode
  • Wednesday, Jan. 27 (9:00-10:00 PM) Los Angeles Auditions Episode
  • Tuesday, Feb. 2 (8:00-9:00 PM) Denver Auditions Episode
  • Wednesday, Feb. 3 (9:00-10:00 PM) "The Road to Hollywood" Auditions Episode
  • Tuesday, Feb. 9 (8:00-9:00 PM) Hollywood Round, Part 1
  • Wednesday, Feb. 10 (9:00-10:00 PM) Hollywood Round, Part 2
  • Tuesday, Feb. 16 (8:00-9:00 PM) Hollywood Round, Part 3
  • Wednesday, Feb. 17 (9:00-10:00 PM) Hollywood Round, Part 4 Top 24 Semifinalists Announced
  • Tuesday, Feb. 23 (8:00-10:00 PM) Top 12 Female Semifinalists Perform
  • Wednesday, Feb. 24 (8:00-10:00 PM) Top 12 Male Semifinalists Perform
  • Thursday, Feb. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM) First Results Show (ET live/PT tape-delayed) Two Male and Two Female Contestants Eliminated
  • Tuesday, March 2 (8:00-10:00 PM) Top 10 Female Semifinalists Perform
  • Wednesday, March 3 (8:00-10:00 PM) Top 10 Male Semifinalists Perform
  • Thursday, March 4 (8:00-9:00 PM) Results Show (ET live/PT tape-delayed) Two Male and Two Female Contestants Eliminated
  • Tuesday, March 9 (8:00-9:00 PM) Top 8 Female Semifinalists Perform
  • Wednesday, March 10 (9:00-10:00 PM) Top 8 Male Semifinalists Perform
  • Thursday, March 11 (8:00-9:00 PM) Results Show (ET live/PT tape-delayed) Two Male and Two Female Contestants Eliminated; Finalists Revealed
  • Tuesday, March 16 (8:00-10:00 PM) Finalists Perform (ET live/PT tape-delayed)
  • Wednesday, March 17 (9:00-10:00 PM) Results Show (ET live/PT tape-delayed) One Contestant Eliminated

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