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Air Date: January 21st, 2003

Network: FOX

Series Summary
Singers compete for the grand prize.

Rating: TVPG

Genres: Music, Reality

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  • [Steven Tyler] may be all talk, the initial good cheer may wear thin and we may be begging to be slapped around by Cowell in a few weeks, but for now it's just nice to have judges who aren't learning how to be stars themselves. Which means that this year, maybe the show can be about finding a real American idol. Show More

  • We'll see how season 10 holds up once the chosen contestants move on to Hollywood, but for now Idol remains firmly on its pedestal. [14 Feb 2011, p.39] 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