American Idol

American Idol

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American Idol

American Idol is an American singing competition television series created by Simon Fuller, produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, and distributed by Fremantle North America. It initially aired on Fox from June 11, 2002, to April 7, 2016, for 15 seasons. It had a hiatus for two years, until March 11, 2018, when a revival of the series aired on ABC.

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Also known as
American Idol: The Search for a Superstar (season 1)
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Based on
Pop Idol
by Simon Fuller
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Directed by
  • Andy Scheer (2002)
  • Bruce Gowers (2003–06, 2008)
  • Ken Warwick (2007, 2011–12)
  • Bill DeRonde (2009, 2014–15)
  • Gregg Gelfand (2010, 2013)
  • Louis J. Horvitz (2014)
  • Phil Heyes (2015–16, 2018–)
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Country of origin
United States
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Original language
English
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No. of seasons
17
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PRODUCTION

Executive producer
  • Simon Fuller (2002–)
  • Cecile Frot-Coutaz (2002–2018)
  • Simon Jones (2002–03)
  • Nigel Lythgoe (2002–08, 2011–13, 2016 finale)
  • Ken Warwick (2002–13)
  • J. Brian Gadinsky (2002)
  • Charles Boyd (2009–16)
  • Trish Kinane (2013–)
  • Jesse Ignjatovic (2014)
  • Evan Prager (2014)
  • Per Blankens (2015)
  • David Hill (2015–16)
  • Megan Wolflick (2015–)
  • Jessica Castro (2016)
  • Jennifer Mullin (2018–)
  • Phil McIntyre (2018)
  • Chris Anokute (2019)
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Running time
22–104 minutes
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RELEASE

Original network
Fox (2002–16)
ABC (2018–)
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Original release
Fox
June 11, 2002 (2002-06-11) – April 7, 2016
ABC
March 11, 2018 – present
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CHRONOLOGY

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