American Idol

American Idol is an American singing competition television series created by Simon Fuller, produced by Fremantle North America and 19 Entertainment, and distributed by Fremantle North America. It aired on Fox from June 11, 2002, to April 7, 2016, for 15 seasons. It was on hiatus for two years until March 11, 2018, when a revival of the series began airing on ABC. It started as an addition to the Idols format that was based on Pop Idol from British television, and became one of the most successful shows in the history of American television. The concept of the series involves discovering recording stars from unsigned singing talents, with the winner determined by American viewers using phones, Internet, and SMS text voting.

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‘American Idol’ Announces Premiere Date For 21st Season

Adam Lambert Reflects on Coming Out After 'American Idol,' Being Threatened with a Lawsuit & Deciding to 'Be as Gay as I F---ing Can'

Adam Lambert Says Homophobia ‘Probably’ Cost Him The ‘American Idol’ Win

Adam Lambert: Homophobia ‘Probably’ Cost Me the ‘American Idol’ Win

Cause of Death Revealed for American Idol Alum C.J. Harris

C.J. Harris’ Cause Of Death Revealed: How The ‘American Idol’ Alum Died At 31

C.J. Harris: Cause of Death Revealed for Late American Idol Star

'American Idol' Contestant CJ Harris' Cause of Death Confirmed After Passing at 31

'American Idol' CJ Harris Died of Heart Attack, No Autopsy

American Idol star CJ Harris' cause of death revealed as heart attack aged 31

‘American Idol’ Alum C.J. Harris’ Cause of Death Revealed

Bruce Gowers, Director on Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Music Video and ‘American Idol,’ Dies at 82

Bruce Gowers, Emmy-Winning Director of ‘American Idol,‘ ’Bohemian Rhapsody’ Video, Dies at 82

CJ Harris Passes Away; American Idol Finalist Was Only 31

C.J. Harris, ‘American Idol’ Alum, Dies at 31

American Idol Alum C.J. Harris Dead at 31

C.J. Harris, Former 'American Idol' Contestant, Dead at 31

American Idol Contestant C.J. Harris Dead At 31

C.J. Harris, Former ‘American Idol’ Contestant, Dies at 31

‘American Idol’ Alum CJ Harris Dead at 31