Highly Anticipated New Season of ABC’s “American Idol” Kicks Off Sunday, March 3

Last summer, the “American Idol” bus visited 24 cities across the nation in search of a superstar. As previously announced, viewers at home will be able to follow the inspiring journey starting Sunday, March 3 (8:00-10:01PM EST), on The ABC Television Network, when the first crop of Idol hopefuls audition for their shot at a ticket to Hollywood. The cross-country audition tour will move forward with an all-new episode on Wednesday, March 6 (8:00-10:00PM EST), rounding out a talent-filled premiere week. New episodes will continue on Sunday, starting March 10 (8:00-10:01PM EDT), and adds Mondays for five consecutive weeks, starting March 18 (8:00-10:00PM EDT).

ABC revealed today a special look at the “American Idol” judges’ first-ever trip to Idaho in search of a star:

American Idol” is returning to The ABC Television Network after first making its return to airwaves as the No. 1 reality show launch for its inaugural season on the network during the 2017-2018 season. Helping to find the next singing sensation are music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie. Emmy(R)-winning producer Ryan Seacrest will also return as host, and famed multimedia personality Bobby Bones will take on the role of in-house mentor.

American Idol” is produced by Fremantle and Industrial Media’s 19 Entertainment. Executive producers include Fremantle’s Trish Kinane, also serving as showrunner, Jennifer Mullin, Megan Wolflick and Industrial Media’s Chris Anokute. Fremantle distributes the series worldwide.

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