Fox announces early season 'American Idol 6' broadcast schedule
By Christopher Rocchio and Steve Rogers, 01/09/2007
Get out your datebooks and day planners -- Fox has announced the entire early season broadcast schedule for the sixth season of American Idol, from the outrageous auditions to when viewers cut the cast of contestants to 12.
American Idol's sixth edition will premiere on Tuesday, January 16 at 8PM ET/PT with two hours of coverage of the season's Minneapolis open auditions and continue on Wednesday, January, 17 at 8PM ET/PT with two more hours of coverage of the season's Seattle auditions. The search for America's next Idol winner will then continue with six more twice-weekly one-hour broadcasts of the season's Los Angeles, San Antonio, Birmingham, Memphis, New York City, and "Best of the Rest" auditions.
After four weeks of open auditions coverage and two more broadcasts that will chronicle the season's "Hollywood Round" callbacks, American Idol 6's Top 24 semifinalists will be revealed to America on Wednesday, February 14. Following three more weeks of thrice-weekly broadcasts that will eliminate two male and two female semifinalists each week (and also result in three new American Idol/Survivor Thursday night showdowns), Idol's twelve sixth season finalists will be revealed on Thursday, March 8. One week later, one finalist's journey will end when America's vote is revealed on Wednesday, March 14.
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