Season 20 of American Idol is on ABC starting Sunday, Feb. 27. Ryan Seacrest hosts and Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie are the judges. It is American Idol’s fifth season on ABC after 15 on Fox.
Singer Chayce Beckham won season 19.
American Idol is produced by Fremantle and Industrial Media’s 19 Entertainment.
ABC also announced the Jeopardy! National College Championship premiering Feb. 8. Mayim Bialik hosts. The event features 36 students from as many universities.
The nine-day event starts Feb. 8 and concludes Feb. 22.
Michael Davies executive produces Jeopardy! College National Championship.
Jeopardy! offers its first professors’ tournament starting Dec. 6, with Bialik hosting. ■
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Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
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