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‘American Idol’ Announces Season Three Premiere Date

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Written by Lauren Laffer
‘American Idol’ Announces Season Three Premiere Date
AMERICAN IDOL - Music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, along with Emmy¨-winning producer and host Ryan Seacrest, and multimedia personality and in-house mentor Bobby Bones, were on hand when ABC's "American Idol" kicked off auditions for the upcoming season in search for the next singing sensation in Savannah, Georgia, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. (ABC/Eliza Morse) LIONEL RICHIE, RYAN SEACREST, KATY PERRY, BOBBY BONES, LUKE BRYAN

With many shows going on hiatus ahead of the holiday season, many viewers are already wondering when their favorite shows will return. Well fear not because ABC has announced its spring 2020 lineup.

With the network’s big reveal, it’s been shared that American Idol will return for its third season on February 16 from 8-10 p.m. EST.

Returning judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie got in on the big news during a recorded Facetime call with host Ryan Seacrest and mentor Bobby Bones. In the short clip, Seacrest and Bones go back and forth on who will actually reveal the premiere date, with longtime host Seacrest eventually winning out.

News of Bryan, Perry and Richie’s return was announced in August, with Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment sharing, “‘American Idol’ is the original music competition series. It was the first of its kind to take everyday singers and catapult them into superstardom, launching the careers of so many amazing artists. We couldn’t be more excited for Katy, Luke, Lionel and Bobby to continue in their roles as ‘American Idol’ searches for the next great music star, with more live episodes and exciting, new creative elements coming this season.”

Filming for the new season has already been underway, with contestants auditioning for the show all across the country.

Stay tuned for more from Idol when it returns to ABC on February 16, 2020.

See the full list of ABC’s recently announced premiere dates for new and returning shows (all times listed are ET):

SUNDAY, JAN. 5
7:00-8:00 p.m. America’s Funniest Home Videos

MONDAY, JAN. 6
8:00-11:00 p.m. The Bachelor (SEASON PREMIERE)

TUESDAY, JAN. 7
8:00-9:00 p.m. JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time
9:00-9:30 p.m. mixed-ish
9:30-10:00 p.m. black-ish
10:00-11:00 p.m. Emergence

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8
9:00-9:31 p.m. Modern Family
9:31-10:00 pm. Single Parents
10:00-11:00 p.m. Stumptown

MONDAY, JAN. 13
10:00-11:00 p.m. The Good Doctor

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15
8:00-8:30 p.m. The Goldbergs
8:30-9:00 p.m. Schooled

FRIDAY, JAN. 17
8:00-8:30 p.m. American Housewife
8:30-9:00 p.m. Fresh Off the Boat

TUESDAY, JAN. 21
8:00-8:30 p.m. The Conners
8:30-9:00 p.m. Bless this Mess

THURSDAY, JAN. 23
STATION 19 AND GREY’S ANATOMY TWO-HOUR CROSSOVER EVENT
8:00-9:00 p.m. Station 19 (NEW TIME)
9:00-10:01 p.m. Grey’s Anatomy (NEW TIME)
10:01-11:00 p.m. A Million Little Things (NEW TIME)

SUNDAY, FEB. 9
8:00-11:00 p.m. The Oscars

TUESDAY, FEB. 11
10:00-11:00 p.m. For Life (SERIES PREMIERE)

SUNDAY, FEB. 16
8:00-10:00 p.m. American Idol (SEASON PREMIERE)

SUNDAY, FEB. 23
10:00-11:00 p.m. The Rookie

THURSDAY, APRIL 2
10:01-11:00 p.m. How to Get Away with Murder

Additional premiere dates and schedule details will be announced at a later time.