About the TV Show
music reality competition music competition singing competition talent search
First Air Date: June 11, 2002
|First Aired on||:||2002|
|Created By||:||Simon Fuller|
|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.