Monday, March 2, 2009

"Idol Tonight" returns to TV Guide Network

Exclusive Live Pre-Show for "American Idol" To Premiere Wednesday, March 11, 2009 with Special Guest Taylor Hicks, Winner of Season Five

Show to Air Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT

IDOL TONIGHT, TV Guide Network’s exclusive live pre-show for America’s top-rated TV sensation, has been greenlit for a fourth season. The network has also brought back its two popular co-hosts Kimberly Caldwell and Justin Guarini, who will gear-up fans each week right from the doorstep of "American Idol." IDOL TONIGHT will premiere Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT with special guest Taylor Hicks, season five winner of "American Idol." New IDOL TONIGHT episodes will air Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT through the duration of the “American Idol” season.

IDOL TONIGHT is the only "show before the show" and is telecast in front of a live studio audience. Each week, IDOL TONIGHT co-hosts Kimberly Caldwell and Justin Guarini provide fans with interviews with the most recent "American Idol" eliminated contestant, vocal coaches, fashion stylists and other insiders. The show also includes regular segments such as "Idol Flashbacks," featuring never-before-seen footage of the most outrageous auditions and former contestants; "Idol Worship," highlighting current contestant reactions to fun fan questions; and "Where Are They Now?," featuring former contestants as they discuss their careers and lives after "American Idol."