American Idol (2002 - 2016)
The smash reality series showcases wannabe pop stars competing for a record deal by crooning for a panel of judges, including, most entertainingly, the acid-tongued Simon Cowell, who departed the show in 2010 after serving for nine seasons. The judges review a performer's talent (or lack thereof), and at-home viewers then vote for their favorite potential star. The show helped launch the careers of such artists as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Adam Lambert.
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|Premiere Date:||Jun 11, 2002|
|Executive Producers:||Simon Fuller, Nigel Lythgoe, Mona Grenier, Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Ken Warwick, Trish Kinane, Evan Prager, Jesse Ignjatovic, Per Blankens, Richard Curtis, Simon Jones, John Valasco-Mills|
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