American Idol

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They come from across America in search of one dream. When American Idol's 12th season debuts in January 2013, superstar judge Mariah Carey - the best-selling female recording artist of all time - and returning judge Randy Jackson, a Grammy Award-winning... read more
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They come from across America in search of one dream. When American Idol's 12th season debuts in January 2013, superstar judge Mariah Carey - the best-selling female recording artist of all time - and returning judge Randy Jackson, a Grammy Award-winning producer whose expertise and beloved persona have been instrumental in discovering Idol talent from the beginning, will be joined by two new judges: quadruple-platinum singer, songwriter, rapper and fashion icon Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, a four-time Grammy Award winner who has sold more than 15 million albums.

Original Release

06/11/2002 on ABC

US Release

06/11/2002

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Cast

Ryan Seacrest Himself - Host / Self - Host
Randy Jackson Self - Judge / Himself - Host
Simon Cowell Himself - Judge / Self - Judge
Mark Thompson Announcer
Paula Abdul Herself - Judge / Self - Judge
Mark Thompson Self - Announcer
Jennifer Lopez Herself - Judge / Self - Judge
Kara DioGuardi Herself - Judge / Self - Judge
Steven Tyler Himself - Judge / Self - Judge
Keith Urban Himself - Judge / Self - Judge
(see additional cast & crew)
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Directors

Bruce Gowers, Ken Warwick, Gregg Gelfand, Louis J. Horvitz, Phil Heyes, Russell Norman, Nigel Lythgoe, John Pritchett, Bill DeRonde, Ryan Goble, Jayson Carvalho, Sam Wrench, Ben Thursby, Brian Gadinsky, Paul Bozymowski, Andrew Scheer

Writers

Simon Fuller, J. Chris Newberg

Creators

Simon Fuller

Cast

Ryan Seacrest Himself - Host / Self - Host
Randy Jackson Self - Judge / Himself - Host
Simon Cowell Himself - Judge / Self - Judge
Mark Thompson Announcer
Paula Abdul Herself - Judge / Self - Judge
Mark Thompson Self - Announcer
Jennifer Lopez Herself - Judge / Self - Judge
Kara DioGuardi Herself - Judge / Self - Judge
Steven Tyler Himself - Judge / Self - Judge
Keith Urban Himself - Judge / Self - Judge
Ryan Seacrest Self - Host
Harry Connick Jr. Himself - Judge / Self - Judge
Ryan Seacrest Himself - Host
Katy Perry Self - Judge
Lionel Richie Self - Judge
Luke Bryan Self - Judge
Ellen DeGeneres Herself - Judge / Self - Judge
Elliott Yamin Self
Taylor Hicks Self
Vonzell Solomon Self

Producers

Simon Fuller Executive Producer
Cécile Frot-Coutaz Executive Producer
Ken Warwick Executive Producer
Nigel Lythgoe Executive Producer
Simon Jones Executive Producer
Charles Boyd Executive Producer
Charles Boyd Executive Producer
Aaron Saidman Executive Producer
Trish Kinane Executive Producer
Ben Ganz Executive Producer
Brian Gadinsky Executive Producer
Eli Holzman Executive Producer
Logan Clark Executive Producer
Evan Prager Executive Producer
Jesse Ignjatovic Executive Producer
James Breen Executive Producer
Robert McLeod Executive Producer
John Bard Manulis Executive Producer
Megan Michaels Executive Producer
David Hill Executive Producer
Justin Wilkes Executive Producer
Dave Sirulnick Executive Producer
Jessica Devlin Executive Producer
Patrick Lynn Producer
Megan Michaels Producer
Katie Fennelly Producer
Norm Betts Producer
Brian Robinson Producer
Ron De Shay Producer
Suzanne Bender Producer
Theo Dimitriou Producer
Charles Boyd Producer
Simon Lythgoe Producer
Kathleen Sheets Producer
Rebecca Dobkowitz Producer
Melanie Oberman Producer
Sam Brenzel Producer
Jessica Kelly Producer
David Coffin Producer
James Wright Producer
Levon Mergian Producer
Alexis Ottier Producer
Ben Ganz Producer
Amy Elkins Producer
Robert McLeod Producer
Matt West Producer
Beth McNamara Producer
Camilla Rahaman Producer
Toby Gorman Producer
James Breen Producer
Alessandro Fadin Producer
Jensen Oliver Moon Producer
Steven Schillaci Producer
Brian Burke Producer
Sarah Kane Producer
Anhie Nguyen Producer
Cam Frierson Producer
Maggie Carlyle Producer
Johnny Bell Producer
Mike Yurchuk Producer
Tom Brunelle Producer
Rebecca Etchberger Producer
Michael Bean Producer
Tom Brunell Producer
Esther Frank Producer
Jill Schwartz Producer
Kathryn Brandbo Producer
Priya Balachandran Producer
Brett McCosker Producer
Hope Wilson Producer
Clay Wolflick Producer
Robert P. Gustafson Producer
Jerry D'Alessandro Producer
Daniel Norris Producer
Christy Koch Honore Producer
Ali Zubik Producer
P. Tavares Producer
Joe Warwick Producer
Claire Beason Producer
Zachary Campbell Producer
Aaron Weiner Producer
Kate Reeves Producer
Jacob Fox Producer
John Entz Producer
Jonathon Ridgard Producer
Eric Fischman Producer
Andrew Spires Producer
Matthew Watkins Producer
Beth Van Dyke Producer
Tarvenia Jones Producer
Mona Grenier Producer
Jennifer Bresnan Producer
Nikki Boella Producer
Adam Cooper Producer
Billy Cooper Producer
Tim Roddy Producer
Andy Meyer Producer
Napoleon Dumo Producer
Darrel Betts Producer
Tabitha Dumo Producer
Baz Halpin Producer
Lindsay Rush Producer
Mike Deffina Producer
Kate Tucci Producer
Ryanne Dunning Producer
Ryan Edley Producer
Jessica Jones Producer
Ryan Goble Producer
Emma Leslie Producer
Matt Cavanagh Producer
Tara Webb Producer
Martin Heriot Producer
Nisa Ahmad Producer
Brett Westgor Producer
Joanna Gallagher Producer
Tisha Fein Producer
Camissa Hill Producer
Tova Kaplan Producer
Grady Chambless Producer
Ben Idom Producer
Chris Wagner Producer
Eric B. Shanks Producer
Suzie Weis Producer
Dan Sacks Producer
Nicola Gaha Producer
Logan Leistikow Producer
Gabrielle Jones Producer
Deirdre Keeley Producer
Paul Fishman Producer
Edward Thomas Producer
Brent Wilson Producer
Dara Tallon Producer
Mark Gamsey Producer
Camella Jaeger Producer
Gabriela Lima Producer
Matt Kinsey Producer
Jen Livengood Producer
Ben Dolenc Producer
Pamela Niedzwiadek Producer
Jonathan Hay Producer
Barry Teague Producer
Nigel Lythgoe Producer
Blue Palmoutsos Producer
Nicole Slamer Producer
Colby Cote Producer
Chelsea Low Producer
Marc Ambrose Producer
Brian Flach Producer
Matt McAdam Producer
Stephanie Lydecker Producer
Ben Neumann Producer
Ann Esper Producer
Lavonne Flach Producer
Beth Moon Producer
Ngan Minh Nguyen Producer
Mary Jewel Robinson Producer
Mary Ellen Smith Goble Producer
Cécile Frot-Coutaz Producer
Peggy Fennelly Producer
Helene Lynn Producer
Christine McCosker Producer
Elissa Segal Producer
Jenna Frank Producer
Diane Brady Producer
Carolyn Bender Producer
Bilha Karpel Producer
Phyll Ridgard Producer
Mike Ennis Producer
Elizabeth Wolff Producer
Alexandra J. Dimitriou Producer
Dominic Scott Kay Producer
Toby Faulkner Producer
Cindy Sarno Kay Producer
Cameron McCasland Producer
Jillian Bergman Producer
Michelle Wilker Producer
Meredith Kaulfers Producer
Carly Segal Producer

Editors

Narumi Inatsugu, Oren Castro, Tim Perniciaro, Ryan Tanner, Barnaby Levy, Cliff Dorsey, Patrick Sayers, Jonathon Ragsdale, Brad Gilson, Craig E. Serling, Jayson Belt, Kevin Connolly, Emlyn Pugh, Gus Comegys, Chester Contaoi, Jennifer Gillaspy, John M. Cox, Ben Delamont, Michael B. Klein, Mario Dolan, Katherine Killmond Cannady, John T. Davis, Ed Servaites, Richard Arsenault, Jacob Fox, Teresa Lang, Mark Butel, Spencer Keimon, Rick Kent, Robert M. Malachowski Jr., Casey Brown, Mitchell Danton, William Morris, David Michael Maurer, Lennie Nelson, Daniel Vantreek, John Zimmer, Cindy Parisotto, Julius Ramsay, Bridget Foley, Marshall Wolf, Ray Artis, Mimma Catalano, Patrick Franks, Pi Ware, Angus Emmerson, Ben Folts, Nathan Belt, Jeff Renfroe, Dora Rosas, Katie Hetland, Paul Claydon, Yoram Tal, Sharon Everitt, Daniel Rogers, Nahum, Skip Arnold, Noah Musser, Matthew Sharp, Pete Hentrich, Dan Olsen, Mark Stepp, Stephanie Haddad, Brett Snyder, Mark Leija, Nathan Miles, Dean Holland, Karen Lee Smith, Kwesi Thomas, Eric B. Shanks, Jeff Roe, Marcia Leija, Hank Friedmann, Pauline Smith, Timothy Ziegler, Michael Ozias, Joan Perry, David Brown, David Coppola, Brian Forbes, William Castro, Emmett Adler, Jeff U'ren, Peter Holmes, Tim Schultz

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