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It’s Official: American Idol Sets New Dream Team!

AMERICAN IDOL: Keith Urban. CR: FOX

Fox has officially announced its new American Idol Dream Team: returning judge Keith Urban is joined by Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr.; Randy Jackson shifts from judge to mentor and the ever reliable Ryan Seacrest returns as host.

For details and reactions, check out the press release after the jump.

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American Idol’s Nicki Minaj: It’s Girls all The Way!

AMERICAN IDOL: Nicki Minaj on the red carpet at the Hollywood Round of AMERICAN IDOL., Wednesday, Dec. 12 in Los Angeles. CR: Frank Micelotta / FOX.

As good as the women who are competing on American Idol (Fox, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 8/7C), have been, this season is all about Nicki Minaj. Whether she’s dishing out nicknames, praising a particularly good performance or gently(!) eviscerating a bad one, Minaj has been the star of the show since the premiere.

Yesterday, she spoke with a group of journalists/bloggers. The result was no less captivating.

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Fox Announces Season Finales; Summer Premiere!

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The long-awaited Scott Foley/Becki Newton comedy The Goodwin Games and the new season of So You Think You Can Dance lead the list of Fox’s summer television season premieres, May 20th and 14th, respectively, while fan faves American Idol and Bones, and Kevin Bacon starrer The Following wrap up their current seasons on May 15/16 (Idol) and 20th.

For a complete list and schedule of Fox’s season finales and summer premieres, follow the jump.

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American Idol’s Keith Urban Talks Vegas and Beyond!

AMERICAN IDOL: Keith Urban. CR: FOX

Keith Urban is one of the most popular country singers/songwriters in the world, and one of kindest judges ever on American Idol (Fox, Tuesdays/Wednesdays, 8/7C), though he doesn’t shy away from genuine criticism.

Last week, he spoke with a group of journalists/bloggers about being unbiased, getting on Mariah Carey’s good side, and the possibility of a Keith Urban/Nicole Kidman duet on the show – among other things.

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Fox Kicks Off Its 2013 Winter Schedule on January 6th!

 

As original episodes of network shows cease for the holiday season, it helps to know when one’s favorites are returning (it offsets the ups and downs of the holiday season) and what new shows are coming up.

Fox has just released its 2013 Winter schedule with its exceptionally good new drama, The Following (above left) – which brings Kevin Bacon to series television – set to premiere on Monday, January 21st – following Bones.

All-new episodes of Bones return (beginning with a two-hour premiere!) on January 14th; Idol’s new season beginning on January 16th; Fringe beginning its final countdown on January 11th, and the return of all-Animation Domination episodes on January 6th. Plus, Kiefer Sutherland vehicle Touch (above right) introduces its new cast members in its two-hour, second season premiere Feb 8th.

For Fox’ complete 2013 winter Schedule, follow the jump.

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Here Are Your American Idol Season Twelve Judges!

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After some worrisome moments for Randy Jackson – to paraphrase the song, ‘Is he is, or is he ain’t?’ – the four judges for this season of American Idol are: Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban.

The official press release follows the jump.

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Fox Television Announces 13 Season Finale Dates – Series Finale Date For House!

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Fans of Fox series – like Bones, Fringe and New Girl – might want to mark their calendars. Fox announced the season finales for thirteen of their sixteen series – and the series finale for House, today.

Check out the full press release following the jump.

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Idol Executive Producer Amazed By Ratings Talk!

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Nigel Lythgoe, creator and executive producer of American Idol [Fox, Wednesdays/Thursdays, 8/7C], finds himself amused and baffled by talk of the show’s ratings slippage – a subject he was happy to fold forth on when he spoke with a group of journalists/bloggers last week.

He was also willing to talk about the competition, why he thinks Idol is still the top singing competition series on television and his hope that Ryan Seacrest will stay with the show in seasons to come.

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