American Idol

The smash reality series showcases wannabe pop stars competing for a record deal by crooning for a panel of judges. The judges review a performer's talent (or lack thereof), and at-home viewers then vote for their favorite potential star. The show helped launch the careers of such artists as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Adam Lambert.

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Specials September 2002 February 2020 15
Season 1 June 2002 September 2002 25
Season 2 January 2003 May 2003 39
Season 3 January 2004 November 2004 45
Season 4 January 2005 May 2005 42
Season 5 January 2006 May 2006 41
Season 6 January 2007 May 2007 41
Season 7 January 2008 May 2008 42
Season 8 January 2009 May 2009 40
Season 9 January 2010 May 2010 43
Season 10 January 2011 May 2011 39
Season 11 January 2012 May 2012 40
Season 12 January 2013 May 2013 37
Season 13 January 2014 May 2014 39
Season 14 January 2015 May 2015 30
Season 15 January 2016 April 2016 24
Season 16 March 2018 May 2018 19
Season 17 March 2019 May 2019 19
Season 18 February 2020 May 2020 16
Season 19 February 2021 May 2021 19
Season 20 February 2022 May 2022 20
Season 21 February 2023 May 2023 20
Season 22 February 2024 March 2024 5
Unassigned Episodes 0
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Specials 0
Season 1 March 2018 May 2018 18
Season 2 0
Unassigned Episodes 682
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Unassigned Episodes 700

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