American Idol 2018 Schedule: Short Season & No Results Shows – Updated

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The American Idol 2018 schedule has been set for ABC’s debut of our favorite singing competition show with the series kicking off on its new home Sunday, March 11, 2018!

Idol’s new season will run for possibly eleven weeks with episodes airing back to back nights on Sundays and Mondays for the first seven weeks before shifting back to just one night a week starting April 29th. A season finale date is likely expected on Sunday, May 20th but has not yet been confirmed by ABC. (I nearly typed FOX there. I’m still getting used to that.)

American Idol 2018’s approach for the auditions and live shows will use the first seven weeks, with twice a week episodes, to deliver the auditions and Hollywood Week episodes. Then after those are done the season will shift to live shows with the once weekly events.

This year there will be no separate results show, but that’s not shocking since they were dropped back during the last seasons on FOX. It is disappointing that they didn’t want to go back to a quick 30-minute version though which worked better than that hour long mess on FOX anyway. Ah well.

Update: TIP has released the Season 16 schedule for American Idol:

American Idol 2018 Schedule:

  • Sunday, March 11th (2 Hours): Auditions Part 1 – New York City, Los Angeles, & Nashville
  • Monday, March 12th (2 Hours): Auditions Part 2 – New Orleans & Savannah
  • Sunday, March 18th (2 Hours): Auditions Part 3
  • Monday, March 19th (2 Hours): Auditions Part 4
  • Sunday, March 25th (2 Hours): Auditions Part 5
  • Monday, March 26th (2 Hours): Hollywood Week Part 1
  • Sunday, April 1st (2 Hours): Hollywood Week Part 2
  • Monday, April 2nd (2 Hours): Showcase & Green Mile Top 50
  • Sunday, April 8th (2 Hours): Semi-Finals (Top 24) Group 1 Solo Performances
  • Monday, April 9th (2 Hours): Semi-Finals (Top 24) Group 1 Celebrity Duets
  • Sunday, April 15th (2 Hours): Semi-Finals (Top 24) Group 2 Solo Performances
  • Monday, April 16th (2 Hours): Semi-Finals (Top 24) Group 2 Celebrity Duets
  • Sunday, April 22nd (2 Hours): Live Finals
  • Monday, April 23rd (2 Hours): Live Finals
  • Sunday, April 29th (2 Hours): Live Finals
  • Sunday, May 6th (2 Hours): Live Finals
  • Sunday, May 13th (2 Hours): Live Finals
  • Sunday, May 20th (2 Hours): Live Finale
  • Monday, May 21st: Live Finale

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