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American Idol Extra Returns For Its Fourth Season

January 28, 2009 03:00 PM by Paulene Hinds


Fox has announced that American Idol Extra will return for its fourth season with new host Jillian Reynolds from Fox NFL Sunday and Good Day LA and new co-host Ace Young from season 5 of American Idol. The show will feature the first exclusive sit-down interviews with the Top 10 American Idol finalists, mere moments after the finalists are eliminated.

Fox Reality Channel will get up close and personal directly from the Idol stage to bring viewers the reality moments they can’t get anywhere else. Jillian Reynolds will be conducting bold weekly interviews and Ace Young will provide a fresh new perspective by using his expertise and empathy to get the inside scoop. Also, former season four American Idol contestant Constantine Maroulis, will be returning in his usual role as special field correspondent.

This year, American Idol Extra will be going backstage to show the viewers all of the excitement and tension interviewing the judges, producers, vocal coaches and stylists who will give first hand accounts of what it takes to get America’s most popular TV show on-air each week.

Bob Boden, Senior Vice President of Programming, Production & Development at Fox Reality Channel said, “We’re delighted to have Jillian Reynolds and Ace Young join us as the host and co-host for Season 4 of American Idol Extra,” adding, “American Idol has become a cornerstone of American pop-culture and we are proud to be the exclusive cable and satellite network to broadcast straight from the Idol stage.”

No other showwill bringviewers closer to American Idol than Fox Reality Channel!

The fourth season of American Idol Extra will begin on Thursday, March 26 at 10 PM ET and will airon Thursdays at 7 and10 PMET with encore performances leading up to the finale.

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One Response to “American Idol Extra Returns For Its Fourth Season”

  1. jyes Says:
    January 28th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Glad to see that Constantine will be back on AI Extra this season- our family really enjoyed his commentary and insight on the show last year. Since he’ll be in New York, I would assume that his ‘special field assignments’ will be from the east coast. We’ll be tuning in again this year!


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