American Idol 2012 Sets a Premiere Date and Schedule

We haven’t even hit the finale yet this season, but FOX has already set its plans for American Idol 2012 with a premiere date and the series schedule.

The 11th season will premiere on Sunday, January 22nd at 10PM ET (7PM PT) right after the NFC Championship game. FOX will be putting a strong lead in to use that night rather than the usual mid-week debut.

Once we get through the start up weeks of audition episodes American Idol will return to its comfy seat with Wednesday night performances at 8PM and Thursday results shows at 8PM. Glad to see they’re holding on to these same nights after the trial run this season instead of going back to Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Are you ready for the new American Idol 2012 season already?

Side note: FOX was working it at their Upfronts yesterday and brought together their Idol voices with SYTYCD dancers. Just a few more days until SYTYCD Season 8.