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AMERICAN IDOL Sets 2022 Premiere Date For Season 20

The new season will premiere on February 27 on ABC.

American Idol will return for its twentieth season on February 27 on ABC. The premiere date was announced with a new video featuring judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie, and host Ryan Seacrest. Watch below!

"American Idol," the iconic series that revolutionized the television landscape by pioneering the music competition genre, will return to airwaves for another season on ABC. Helping determine who America will ultimately vote for to become the next singing sensation are music industry forces and superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest will return to the beloved competition series as host, and radio and TV personality Bobby Bones is set to return as in-house mentor.

During its third season on ABC, "American Idol" was Sunday's No. 1 broadcast show among Adults 18-49. The series was also the most social TV series on the broadcast networks last season with 27.1 million total social interactions.

Watch the announcement here:




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