American Idol 9: Schedule update

Because of this…

Our Little Genius has been removed from the schedule because of concerns about information given to contestants during preproduction about what topics they would see during the game.  In other words, they started giving away questions and/or answers in some way, shape, or form.” (from

…don’t be surprised if the audition show on Wednesday, January 13, is suddenly supersized to 2 hours from the currently-scheduled 75 minutes.  No official word yet, but Fox really doesn’t have much else to put in the 45-minute timeslot…

And really, is anyone surprised at shenanigans from a Mark Burnett production? 🙂

UPDATED: Fox has announced that the Atlanta audition show on January 13 will be expanded to 90 minutes, followed by The Simpsons.  I forgot about Fox’s go-to show for emergencies… 🙂


Author: Rob Hoffmann

Occasional blogger, slightly less occasional improv player/ref/tech, full-time computer techie, radio producer (basketball, mostly), generally nice person (if you ask me).

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