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Air Date: January 21st, 2003

Network: FOX

Series Summary
Singers compete for the grand prize.

Rating: TVPG

Genres: Music, Reality

ratings & reviews

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  • The instant chemistry among the three judges was so right, they couldn't have created it in a lab. Everything that made us fall in love with Idol in the first place was back. Show More

  • Idol is a shamefully addictive cross between Ed McMahon's old "Star Search" and Chuck Barris' hoary, whore-y "The $1.98 Beauty Show." Show More

  • 'American Idol' is the Mae West of TV talent shows: when it's good, it's very good, but when it's bad, it's better. [24 Jun 2002] Show More

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Nominated Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Nominated Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Nominated Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Nominated Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Nominated Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Nominated Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program