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American Idol

music reality competition music competition singing competition talent search

American Idol

First Air Date: June 11, 2002

First Aired on    :   2002
Status    :   Canceled
Created By    :   Simon Fuller
Networks    :   FOX
Genres    :   Reality
Seasons/Episodes    :   566 episodes in 15 Seasons

American Idol is an American reality-singing competition program created by Simon Fuller. It began airing on Fox on June 11, 2002, as an addition to the Idols format based on the British series Pop Idol and has since become one of the most successful shows in the history of American television. The concept of the series is to find new solo recording artists where the winner is determined by the viewers in America.


American Idol on IMDb 4.7


Seasons

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Season 15 (2016)

24 episodes


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Season 14 (2015)

30 episodes


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Season 13 (2014)

39 episodes


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Season 12 (2013)

37 episodes


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Season 11 (2012)

40 episodes


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Season 10 (2011)

38 episodes


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Season 9 (2010)

43 episodes


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Season 8 (2009)

40 episodes


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Season 7 (2008)

42 episodes


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Season 6 (2007)

41 episodes


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Season 5 (2006)

41 episodes


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Season 4 (2005)

42 episodes


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Season 3 (2004)

45 episodes


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Season 2 (2003)

39 episodes


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Season 1 (2002)

25 episodes


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Specials (2005)

11 episodes