November 08, 2008 03:00 PM by Paulene Hinds
Fox has announced American Idol’s eighth season will premiere over the course of two consecutive nights on Tuesday, January 13 and Wednesday, January 14, with both two-hour broadcasts beginning at 8PM ET.Thetwo-night, four-hour premiere willwelcome new fourth judge, Kara DioGuardi and say good-bye tothe former producer Nigel Lythgoe.
The the remainder of its open auditions and Hollywood Week broadcasts will airon Tuesdays nights at 8 PM ET beginning January 20 and Wednesdays at8 PM ET beginning January 21.
This seasons auditions took place this past summerin San Francisco, CA; Louisville, KY; Phoenix, AZ; Salt Lake City, UT; Kansas City, MO; Jacksonville, FL; East Rutherford, NJ; and San Juan, PR.
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