Ace Young, Jillian Reynolds to host Fox Reality's 'American Idol Extra'
By Christopher Rocchio, 01/28/2009
Fox Reality Channel has announced former American Idol fifth-season finalist Ace Young and Skating with Celebrities runner-up Jillian Reynolds will helm American Idol Extra's upcoming installment.
"We're delighted to have Jillian Reynolds and Ace Young join us as the host and co-host for Season 4 of American Idol Extra," said Fox Reality Channel programming executive Bob Boden.
The American Idol companion series' fourth season will premiere Thursday, March 26 at 7PM ET/PT, and each episode will include "the first exclusive sit-down interview" with that week's eliminated eighth-season finalist.
While Roberto and Glocksen will no longer be involved with the show, Maroulis will return as a "special field correspondent," according to Fox Reality Channel.
American Idol Extra will air in the Thursdays at 7PM and 10PM ET/PT timeslots on Fox Reality Channel in the nine weeks leading to Idol's eighth-season finale on Fox.
American Idol Extra is produced by Idol producers 19 Entertainment and FremantleMedia, and is not-to-be-confused with TV Guide Channel's American Idol Rewind companion series.
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